Big News for the DC Fans as Henry Cavill Becomes the New Favourite to Return as Superman, Beats Major Hollywood Stars

Henry Cavill as Superman
Featured Video

Ever since the news came out that 2021 No Time to Die will be the last James Bond movie for Daniel Craig, multiple assumptions about who will be the next James Bond have surrounded Hollywood. Actors who are shortlisted to take over the role include Henry Cavill, Regé-Jean Page, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Richard Madden, James Norton, and more.

Knives Out FandomWire
Daniel Craig

However, according to recent reports, specific requirements have been added for the actor to play the role. According to reports, the new requirements include that the actor should be under 40 and above 5’10. 

Also Read: MGM Rumoured To Be Looking For a Person of Color as New James Bond, Henry Cavill and Tom Holland Seemingly Out of the Race


Henry Cavill Becomes the Fan Favorite to be the Next James Bond

This leaves out Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Henry Cavill from playing the character. However, another report by VegasInsider has created an average on who will be most likely to play the next James Bond with odds data of more than 20 bookmakers.

This analysis led to the outcome that many fans have been hoping for. According to the report, Henry Cavill has taken the first spot on the list, followed by Ragé-Jean Page, Idris Elba, and Tom Hardy.

Idris Elba Refused to Play the Role

There have been no updates regarding when the next James Bond movie will be released as producers are still stuck on selecting the lead actor. However, there are reports that if the casting is finalized, and filming starts this year, the movie will be released in 2024.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

Some reports claim that Idris Elba has denied playing the role. However, there is one actor that fans want to see as James Bond, and he is none other than Superman actor Henry Cavill.

DC and Henry Cavill fans are eager to see Cavill play the character. Not just the fans, but the actor himself has expressed his desire to portray the character on screen.

Henry Cavill Auditioned for the 2006 Casino Royale

It won’t be the first time Henry Cavill is considered for the role of James Bond. Cavill auditioned for the role of James Bond in 2006 Casino Royale. Producers, Barbara Broccoli, and Michael G Wilson kept him until the very last.


It was between Craig and Cavill, and Daniel Craig won the role. Considering this, Henry Cavill had the approval of the producers for the role. Hence, chances are high that he can land this role.

Henry Cavill as the next Bond?
Henry Cavill

Director of James Bond movies Martin Campbell has also said that Henry Cavill is the closest candidate, and his work in Mission Impossible: Fallout makes him a solid choice to be the next 007.

It is not confirmed yet, who will direct the next James Bond movie, but if Campbell gets selected for this job, we all know his choice now.


Read Also: “I could smell water”: Henry Cavill Reveals Intense Regime He Had To Go Through For Shirtless Scenes To Get That Perfect Look

Why Henry Cavill is Suitable to be the next James Bond?

Not just recommendations, the actor also has a resume that makes him suitable for the role. Cavill starred in two action movies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Mission impossible: Fallout, giving him sort of experience in the segment. He will also play the lead role in an upcoming film, Argylle, where he will be playing the role of a global trotting spy. 

Henry Cavill also wants to pay the character. During an interview with Sunday Times Cavill was asked who should be the next James Bond. Answering the question the actor said, “Time will tell. You don’t know which direction they want to take Bond in and so I like to say that everything’s always on the table.”

Henry Cavill's return in Mission Impossible teased
Henry Cavill

However, nothing is confirmed yet, but speculations are high that the next James Bond would be none other than Henry Cavill, and he is perfect for the role. 

During his appearance on the Graham Norton show, Cavill also said that auditioning for the James Bond role has resulted in him being known, and receiving promising jobs in the future. He also said that he would like to discuss the topic if he is approached to play the role. 

For now, there are still debates about who will be the next James Bond, and considering the factors, Henry Cavill is closest to it. Producers and the studio have not announced who will be the next James Bond. 




Written by Laxmi Rajput

Articles Published: 2102

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.