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Henry Cavill Reportedly Fighting for James Bond Position as Idris Elba Allegedly Trying to Eliminate Him From 007 Race

Henry Cavill has always been a fan favorite for the people. Be it the titular character of Superman in Man of Steel or the constantly grunting Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, the fans adore him. Now, it is reported that he is trying his best to appear as the British agent of MI-6 James Bond in the upcoming James Bond movie by trying to tackle the competition, Idris Elba.

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Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel (2013).
Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel (2013).

Henry Cavill wants to be the next James Bond

It is not surprising that the actor did try to take the role of James Bond in previous movies. He was rejected for being called “too fat” (ouch!) during the auditions for Casino Royale (2005). The role eventually went to Daniel Craig turning him into a legend in the Bond franchise. According to sources, the only competition for the title of James Bond is between Idris Elba and Henry Cavill.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.

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It seems that Cavill would most certainly be interested in playing the high-class British agent but Idris Elba doesn’t want the part.

The actor spoke the following in an interview:

“I know the rumours about Bond have always chased me. Listen, my poor mum is like: ‘One day you’re going to get it!’ I was like: ‘Mum, I’m good, I’ve got ‘Luther.'”

The mantle of James Bond is up for grabs

Daniel Craig announced his retirement from the Bond franchise after filming No Time To Die (2021). The movie starred Ana de Armas along with Daniel Craig as the lead. Soon after his departure from the franchise, various actors threw their names for the title of the next James Bond. Miles Teller’s grandmother started an online petition for his grandson (from Top Gun: Maverick fame) to be the next Bond but there has been no official response from the studios.

Henry Cavill can be the next James Bond.
Henry Cavill can be the next James Bond.

It is most likely that the struggle will be between Henry Cavill and Idris Elba only. However, considering the former actor has made his mind, it would be truly exciting to see the Man of Steel take the role of the next MI-6 agent. There has been no official confirmation from the studios or any of the actors.

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Source: Express