“They have someone else in mind”: Henry Cavill Replacing James Bond’s Daniel Craig as Doctor Doom? Industry Insider’s Bombshell Revelation

Henry Cavill: From almost James Bond to Marvel's Doctor Doom?

"They have someone else in mind": Henry Cavill Replacing James Bond's Daniel Craig as Doctor Doom? Industry Insider's Bombshell Revelation


  • Insider leak suggests Marvel may want Henry Cavill for Doctor Doom role.
  • Would likely replace Daniel Craig who was previously rumored.
  • Could rule out Cavill as future James Bond if he joins MCU.
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Henry Cavill has become one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood following his departure from The Witcher. Rumors have swirled about Cavill potentially landing major franchise roles like James Bond or joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Now, an intriguing industry insider leak suggests Cavill could be replacing Daniel Craig as Doctor Doom in the MCU.


Is Henry Cavill in Talks to Replace Daniel Craig as Marvel’s Doctor Doom?

Henry Cavill in The Witcher
Henry Cavill in The Witcher

As Marvel continues to map out future phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introducing new heroes and villains, buzz around casting major roles has reached a fever pitch. Unconfirmed reports have suggested that the A-list talent is potentially tapped for iconic parts, priming fans to expect big announcements. 


The speculation stems from a tweet by reliable insider @MyTimeToShineHello, who wrote: “I hear they have someone else in mind” in response to a tweet stating “Breaking: Marvel Studios has reportedly talked to Daniel Craig about playing Doctor Doom.”



This cryptic yet bombshell tweet implies Marvel may have their sights set on Cavill for the iconic Fantastic Four villain role, rather than Craig, who was previously rumored. So could we see Cavill ditching James Bond for the chance to join Marvel as Victor Von Doom?

Cavill has been high on the wishlist for many fans to take over as James Bond after Daniel Craig’s exit. But landing a major Marvel role like Doctor Doom would likely require too extensive of a contract to also meet the demands of starring as 007.

The insider leak sparked speculation that Henry Cavill playing Doom would essentially rule him out of contention for James Bond. While it’s not official yet, joining Marvel would be a massive commitment that probably takes the opportunity off the table.


How Does This Impact Kang and the Wider MCU Plans?

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill in Argylle

The potential of Cavill playing Doctor Doom also feeds into recent uncertainty around Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror after assault allegations. Previous rumors suggested Doom could replace Kang as the central villain if Majors was fired by Marvel.

But newer reports indicate Marvel still intends to feature Kang as the overarching antagonist, just with a recast actor. So if Cavill did sign on as Doctor Doom, he may end up becoming a secondary villain versus replacing Kang’s planned arc.

The two classic comic book rivals would essentially be positioned side-by-side as dual adversaries challenging the Avengers and Fantastic Four. Cavill’s ominous screen presence could make for an imposing, formidable Doom fitting alongside Kang.


Does This Rule Out Captain Britain Too?

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill as Superman

Earlier rumors also pointed to Marvel’s interest in Cavill playing the British superhero, Captain Britain. But if the Doom reports prove credible, then it likely takes Captain Britain off the table for Henry as well.

Taking on Doctor Doom would be a massive coup for any actor allowing Cavill to truly embrace a menacing, scenery-chewing villain role packed with infinite possibilities in the MCU. It should take priority over any secondary character options still being considered.

In the end, nothing is confirmed yet regarding Cavill or any Marvel role. But if the insider chatter and speculation gain further traction, Cavill may have found his definitive franchise opportunity at the cost of James Bond, becoming the MCU’s next great adversary as Doctor Doom instead. The actor does seem destined to play an iconic character. It just might not be 007 after all.


Written by Nivedita Dubey

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Nivedita Dubey has 3 years of extensive experience in copywriting and content writing. She has written news articles for websites like, essentially sports, Comic Book Resources, Nerdstash etc.