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“It’s finally down to the top two contenders”: Henry Cavill Reportedly Fighting $18M Rich Marvel Star Tooth and Nail for James Bond Role

"It's finally down to the top two contenders": Henry Cavill Reportedly Fighting $18M Rich Marvel Star Tooth and Nail for James Bond Role

James Bond is an iconic figure of the entertainment culture, as he has been present for seven decades, and throughout this period numerous actors have played the iconic role, and each actor added something unique to the character. Since Daniel Craig left the role in 2021 after No Time to Die the hunt for a new actor is on, and it looks like Henry Cavill is one of the top candidates to play the iconic character.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond

The Man of Steel actor has expressed his desire to play the role of James Bond in the past, and he is closer than ever to grabbing the role. However, it looks like Henry Cavill has a fierce competitor as Aaron Taylor-Johnson is standing between Cavill and his dream role.

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Can Henry Cavill Finally Play His Dream Role?

There has been a lot of buzz on who would become the next 007, and Henry Cavill is strongly linked with the character as a major possibility. Needless to say, the actor has definitely got sharp looks and a physique that would greatly compliment the iconic character.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

But that’s not all because the Immortals actor has previously stated that before he became Superman, he went for the auditions for the role of James Bond in the 2006 film Casino Royale. According to the actor, he was very close to playing the role but he lost to Daniel Craig, because the creators were looking for an actor in their early 40s, and Cavill was only 23 years old back then.

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A still from No Time to Die

The actor has then gone on to play in a lot of action movies such as Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Witcher, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and many more films that have reinforced his chances to play his dream role.

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Can Aaron Taylor-Johnson Be the Next James Bond?

When Daniel Craig appeared for the fifth and final time as James Bond in No Time to Die in 2021, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson did not make any official choices but they did state that a younger version of the iconic character would work. Agent 007 has a complex personality, with a thirst for adventure, and always taking risks. The character would travel to exotic locations, seducing women, all while successfully executing his mission. This definitely makes Aaron Taylor-Johnson a great choice for the role.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Bullet Train

The actor rose to fame when he appeared in Kick-Ass, which opened the doors to Marvel, where the actor played Pietro Maxiemoff/ Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Despite the actor not having enough films in his resume to outperform Henry Cavill for the same role, he has a charming and phenomenal personality which could be seen in Bullet Train

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Written by Tushar Auddy

A voracious reader and a wordsmith at heart. Tushar is a student of Linguistics, who's always on the lookout for a good book or a captivating story. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him scribbling down his thoughts and musings, always eager to capture the beauty of language.