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‘So the Bond Franchise Doesn’t Mind Losing Fans, Money, or Respect’: Salty Henry Cavill Fans Declare War after Cavill Reportedly Out of the 007 Race

The search for a new James Bond continues, and unfortunately for fans of Henry Cavill, the actor may not be up for consideration anymore. With the release of No Time To Die and Daniel Craig bidding adieu to the role of Agent 007, many have ever since wondered who will take up the role of Bond in the upcoming installments of the franchise. According to producer Barbara Broccoli, who earlier expressed an intention of “reinventing” the franchise, the search for a new Bond is a tough one and may “take some time.”

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Daniel Craig as James Bond

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With recent reports, many potential casting choices have now been unofficially declared out of the race. Contenders like Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Matthew Goode, and Sam Heughan might simply be out of the equation, and the reason behind this? Their age.

A Younger James Bond…

Most beloved superman: Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill is out of the James Bond race

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When it comes to people rooting for Henry Cavill as the next Bond, the actor is quite a popular choice amongst fans and the general audience alike. Following a commercial for No. 1 Botanicals’ herbal drinks where the actor was seen donning a classic suit and walking past a parked silver Aston Martin, the support for the actor as the 007 Agent increased tenfold as many felt the advertisement was playing up a James Bond-esque theme.

However, following a recent Express UK report, entertainment reporter Ross King has shared tidbits about the criteria involved in the casting selection of the next Bond. According to such rumors, the list of candidates has now gotten narrower.

These actors are out of the equation..
Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, and Idris Elba

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Following is what King had to say:

“The latest rumor, and in some ways part of this is very much true, is basically, the Bond producers are looking for a younger Bond. Someone probably in their 30s. At the end of the day, they want someone who will be Bond for the next three movies.”

According to him, the producers of the franchise are looking for someone who’d be able to carry on the legacy of Daniel Craig and who can be utilized for the next few installments of James Bond. This decision on the producers’ behalf seems pretty logical, as someone young would be better able to cement the franchise’s future. In the past, most James Bond movies featured actors who were quite old when they took up the role of the extraordinary spy.

Rege-Jean Page
Rege-Jean Page

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To break the tradition seems a logical step to reinventing the franchise and allowing for concrete future projects. This decision, however, has led many to believe that Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Page will be the one to triumph over all the other choices, as he is only 34 and fits the latest casting parameters. Unfortunately, Henry Cavill fans are not happy about this recent development, as this casting framework rules out the possibility of Cavill, who is 39, starring as the next Bond.

Henry Cavill Fans Are Not Amused After Alleged James Bond Snub

Henry Cavill posing for the cover of The Hollywood Reporter.
Henry Cavill fans have something to say…

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When does a day ever go by without Henry Cavill fans making headlines? From speculations of his return to the DCEU as the Man of Steel, to now, expressing their need to see the actor as the 007 Agent — there never seems to be a stop to their enthusiasm and love for the actor. Following the latest reports of the James Bond casting framework, fans of Cavill took to Twitter to state the reasons why the actor is the better choice as the frontrunner for the spy franchise.

Here are some of the fan tweets:

 

Every cloud has a silver lining. The rumors are only rumors and nothing is set in stone as of yet. Perhaps, fans of Cavill do not have much of a reason to lose hope. Only time can tell what casting decisions are taken by the producers of the much-acclaimed franchise.

Source: Cinema Blend