Becoming the most sought-after actor after his casting as Superman in the Snyderverse, Henry Cavill is now in a contentious race to become the next James Bond after the end of Danial Craig’s run as 007.
The actor has already starred in the spy-thriller film Mission: Impossible – Fallout as August Walker and the spy-comedy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E., indicating Henry Cavill’s established portfolio in the spy genre.
The race to become the next 007
The character of James Bond has been played by many high-profile actors such as Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan, giving the mere casting as the character an achievement. Since No Time to Die hit theatres, fans have been speculating who will become the next Bond.
Along with Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, Herny Cavill has been in running to become the next 007. According to the betting site Ladbrokes, James Norton and Rege-Jean Page are also favorites to play the lead.
The Man of Steel actor had already auditioned to play Bond in the movie Casino Royale but was denied the casting despite being seriously considered for the role. The actor was accused of being ‘too fat’, which later led to Daniel Craig getting the role.
Henry Cavill struggling to cap off the race
Despite his odds being 2/1, Henry Cavill is finding it difficult to lock his position, as Idris Elba has been creeping up as the second best option. The actor already plays a detective in the well-acclaimed show Luther but doesn’t seem interested in becoming James Bond, as he stated:
“I know the rumours about Bond have always chased me. Listen, my poor mum is like: ‘One day you’re going to get it!’ I was like: ‘Mum, I’m good, I’ve got Luther.'”
I swear to god I don’t think I’ve seen anyone rumored to be in roles as much as I’ve seen Henry cavill, from cyclops, to captain Britain, to sentry, to James Bond, to this, to returning as Superman, dudes been rumored to be anyone and everyone at this point lol
— Hassan Nello (@ThisguyHassan) September 5, 2022
Why can't Idris Elba be James Bond.
There are many black Brits.
Similarly, why can't a white person play black panther.
Time to stop racism .
— John Ross (@Johnkelsey1989) August 17, 2022
I want a movie where Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, and Tom Hiddleston – leading James Bond candidates – are all spies trying to outspy each other.
— Envy Smith (@EnvychanPH) August 30, 2022
Another actor who seems to be shoring up support is Tom Holland, who is most famous for playing Spider-Man in the MCU, and Nathan Drake in Uncharted. Despite reservations from many due to the actor being short, these don’t matter much as Danial Craig was also considered too short for Bond.
Wolverine , James bond, Highlander reboot, Omni man, cyclops …..
Is there anything superman can't do?
Is there anything Henry Cavill can't do? https://t.co/sYu7mt7IHK
— Detective_comics (@TheDcSuperhero) September 4, 2022
Tom Holland is reportedly the frontrunner to be the next James Bond:
He'll be the first 007 who has to show ID when he orders a martini.
— Gruff Gushnowski (@GruffGushnowski) August 29, 2022
Fans on the internet are also torn as to who should be the next Bond. Even though many want the Superman actor to be the next 007, some want to see a young Bond being Tom Holland or the first black actor to play the spy, being Idris Elba or Rege-Jean Page.