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Will Henry Cavill Be the New James Bond? Superman Star Struggling to win the 007 Race as Fans Divided Between Him, Idris Elba, and Tom Holland

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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.

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Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel.

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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.

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Henry Cavill has been indirectly campaigning to become James Bond for some time now,

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.

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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.'”

Idris Elba
Despite support from fans, Idris Elba doesn’t seem interested to play 007.

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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.

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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.

Source: Express

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.