Henry Cavill has been rumored to be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig. These rumors started after reports confirmed that No Time to Die would be Daniel Craig‘s final portrayal of fictional British MI6 agent James Bond. Since then, many actors joined the rumored list to play the character in the future. Fans have been rooting for the Witcher star to be cast as James Bond. The possibilities of Cavill getting the role were also high as he had earlier auditioned for the role but failed to get it at the last moment.
Although he lost the role to Daniel Craig in 2006 Casino Royale, the director of the film advised Cavill that he may get the part next time. However, recent reports have suggested otherwise. The Superman actor may not play James Bond anytime soon. The actor is confirmed to come back as Superman and one more movie may have taken over Cavill’s schedule.
Henry Cavill Reunites with Guy Ritchie For The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Henry Cavill has recently signed a deal with the filmmaker Guy Ritchie for his upcoming World War 2 spy movie. Cavill worked under the direction of Ritchie in his 2015 film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The Mission Impossible actor will star alongside the Baby Driver actor Eiza Gonzalez.
Guy Ritchie’s World War 2 Spy film, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, is based on a book of the same name by Damien Lewis. Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer of the film. The production is expected to start in January in Turkey.
Henry Cavill will portray the leader of the secret combat organization and Gonzalez will be playing the role of a sniper with extraordinary spy-craft abilities. The film is reportedly based on the true events following a secret combat organization that operated during World War 2.
It will also include the former UK PM Winston Churchill and James Bond author Ian Fleming and their work on the secret combat organization. The movie’s name also defines the unconventional and entirely ungentlemanly fighting techniques used by the organization against Nazis, which helped to change the course of the war. Not just that it also gave birth to the modern Black Ops unit.
Henry Cavill May Not Get Cast in James Bond
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is currently in development at Paramount. However, the studio would not distribute the film. Director Guy Ritchie is working with Ivan Atkinson as well as John Friedberg of Black Bear International, which will launch the global sales on AFM.
So, far Henry Cavill has been rumored to be the next James Bond. However, Cavill has recently confirmed his return as Superman with a Man of Steel sequel. And with The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare to start production next year, Cavill may not get his hands on James Bond considering his busy schedule.
The Man of Steel star earlier worked with Guy Ritchie on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Henry Cavill recently reprised his role as Superman in Black Adam’s post-credit scene. The actor has also confirmed that he would be starring in a sequel to his 2013 film, Man of Steel. Fans who have been waiting to see Cavill back as Superman since Justice League, are super excited for his return.
Henry Cavill is also starring alongside Millie Bobby Brwon in Enola Holmes 2. Enola Holmes 2 will be released on November 4, 2022, on Netflix.
Source: Above the Line