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“There are better candidates out there than me”: Daredevil Star Charlie Cox Knows He isn’t the Right Man to Play James Bond as Henry Cavill Casting Rumors Light Up

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Following Daniel Craig’s exit from the James Bond franchise, the most anticipated question to have risen is which actor would be next in line to play the British secret agent.

Over the past few months, various actors seemed to have entered the race to become the next Bond. From the Peaky Blinders star Tom Hardy to MCU actor Tom Holland, there have been all sorts of candidates and the competition has been no short of tough. Besides the Spider-Man: Homecoming star, however, the name of a new Marvel star seems to have gotten on the list of potential contenders – Charlie Cox.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond

Much to fans’ dismay though, the Daredevil actor doesn’t think he’d be a better fit for the role than all the actors who are already in the game, namely Henry Cavill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, to list a few.

Related: Henry Cavill’s Superman Exit Becomes Blessing in Disguise, Actor Becomes Top Pick for James Bond

Charlie Cox Doesn’t Think He’d be the Right Choice to Play James Bond

Charlie Cox, who is famous for his MCU superhero role of Daredevil, is all set to star in an upcoming Netflix film titled Treason as a top-notch MI6 agent. And yet, Cox is convinced that he wouldn’t be a great option to depict James Bond on the big screens.

In an interview with NME, the She-Hulk star was asked about his two cents on the subject and whether or not he would like to play the character. But the English actor doesn’t seem to believe that the role of 007 is made for him.

Related: MCU’s Baron Mordo Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Almost About To Replace Henry Cavill as New James Bond Favorite

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Daredevil star Charlie Cox

“The honest truth is that I think there are better candidates out there than me. The Bond itch has been scratched a little bit for me with Treason but also, particularly by Daredevil. Playing a superhero is not so different. I think they should do something different – and I think you know what I mean. It would be a really good time and opportunity to do that.” 

Either he’s just being too modest or he genuinely doesn’t see himself in the shoes of James Bond. But It’s still a shame to know that Cox isn’t too inclined toward the part.

Who Could the Next James Bond be? 

Not too long ago, Quicksilver star Aaron Taylor-Johnson was rumored to be running first to bag the role of the iconic spy. Sources claimed that he had managed to impress producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in an apparently clandestine screen test. And that is why he’d even surpassed Henry Cavill in the race. More recently though, another MCU actor seems to have appeared on the front as Chiwetel Ejiofor is reportedly among the top candidates to possibly get the crown of Agent 007.

Related: Quicksilver Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson Kicks Out Henry Cavill From James Bond Race, Reportedly Impressed Studio in Secret Audition

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill would be the perfect fit for James Bond

However, all this while, the Man of Steel star has consistently been in the race with him being the fan-favorite choice. Even if there have been other actors leading the game time and again, Cavill has almost always been merely a couple of paces behind. Moreover, he is one of the very few stars who have managed to stay on the list for such a lengthy period of time. Besides, he also qualifies for the role given his age, physique, and other such aspects that a quintessential Bond would need. Not to mention his recent departure from DC Studios as Superman could further help him to focus solely on the role, that is if he were to get it.

So all the eyes seem to be in Cavill’s direction right now. However, nothing can be said for certain until and unless the same is confirmed by a verified source.

Source: NME

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.