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‘It’s all about how much time I have’: Henry Cavill Reveals Busy Superman Schedule is Too Much For Him To Become The New James Bond

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Henry Cavill’s return as the Last Son of Krypton has already raised storms on the Internet. But as he returns to the DCU, the chances are very dim of having him in any other notable franchise. Elaborating on this scenario, the Enola Holmes star revealed that his busy Superman schedule will stand as a big hindrance even if he wanted to be a part of any other big franchise.

Henry Cavill.
Henry Cavill

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s introduction to the DC in Black Adam has changed a lot for the House of the Superman. Due to the unison of the former WWE Wrestler’s repeated efforts and the change of the studio’s leadership, Henry Cavill is finally back as Clark Kent. And this time, hopefully, his reign is going to last much longer.

The DCU schedule is the current priority for Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill.
Henry Cavill is officially back as Superman

For a long time, it was highly doubtful if The Witcher actor would return to his boots of Superman or not. It was during this time the actor was rumored to appear in numerous prominent roles such as James Bond and Wolverine. Cavill was even rumored to appear in the second season of the MCU’s Loki. But now with Black Adam turning the tables, all the rumors are thereby nullified or set aside to be thought about in the far future.

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Appearing in an interview with USA Today, Henry Cavill revealed that although he gets very delighted in reading about all these fan castings, sadly, time is a very big factor here.

“It is enormously flattering to read those articles that pop up about Bond all the time and who’s the favorite. I enjoy that, of course. But it’s all about how much time I have, and these roles need to be respected and a lot of work needs to be put into them. You can’t just be jumping from iconic role to iconic role with no time to prep for them.”

As the Immortals actor raised a big statement about not committing to various iconic roles in a single time, the already diminishing chances of seeing him as 007 seem to have finally ended. Interestingly, Henry Cavill was rejected for the role of Bond, before Daniel Craig was roped into the franchise.

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Daniel Craig’s James Bond journey ended with No Time to Die

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Recently, we also lost Henry Cavill from his other iconic role as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher as he is set to leave the show after its third season. But with the recent changes in the dynamics of the DCU leadership, Henry Cavill’s Superman future looks brighter than ever.

A look into Henry Cavill’s upcoming projects

Despite the loss of James Bond, the fans are going to spot the Man of Steel actor as a spy in his upcoming movie Argylle. The Matthew Vaughn directorial will present the Mission: Impossible- Fallout star as an amnesiac spy in action.

Henry Cavill in Argylle
Henry Cavill with Dua Lipa in Apple TV+’s Argylle (2023)

During the same interview, when Cavill was asked if that will be the closest we will watch him in the shoes of a 007-esque character, he replied:

“Who knows, I guess time will tell. We got to have this slightly larger-than-life character in play, which we could really have fun with.”

Following Argylle, the actor will also reunite with his The Man from U.N.C.L.E director Guy Ritchie for a World War 2 action venture titled The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

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Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman

Apart from this, his Superman future also looks very bright following Black Adam. With a sequel to the Zack Snyder directorial Man of Steel reportedly being under development with most of the details shrouded in mystery still, he is also set to make multiple appearances in the DCU. The actor himself made it clear that this time, Superman is going to dominate the screens for a long time, and with a visionary like James Gunn sitting at the tabletop, a lot more surprises are expected.

Presently Henry Cavill can be seen as a very different take on Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes 2, streaming exclusively on Netflix.

Source: USA Today

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He’s currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.