It has been heavily suggested that Henry Cavill could be up for the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig leaves the franchise behind following Bond 25.
Daniel Craig‘s final turn as the British super spy will be releasing on February 14th 2020 and will be directed by Cary Fukanaga. This is the 25th Bond movie and with that, Daniel Craig‘s final performance as James Bond so once this movie is done, the studio will be on the hunt for a replacement.
Henry Cavill has been on the top of many people’s list to play James Bond due to his look, swagger and overall talent at playing a spy. We saw this side of him in 2015 in the underappreciated Guy Ritchie spy thriller; ‘The Man From Uncle‘ in which he played a smooth American spy opposite Armie Hammer. This movie led many people to believe that he would be the perfect candidate for the next 007.
A recent rumour from the gossip site ‘Crazy Days and Nights‘ revealed a blind item rumour regarding a studio who was looking to cast a ‘foreign born former superhero’ as a replacement in a long-running franchise. Today the sight revealed that said rumour was in fact regarding Henry Cavill taking over the Bond franchise. However this is all rumour at this point, nothing official has been announced by MGM.
Henry Cavill will most certainly be available for the role. Now that it seems his days as the Man Of Steel are long over, it has allowed Cavill to expand his filmography and focus on other projects. Following his stand out performance in Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cavill has recently been cast as the lead in Netflix‘s live action adaptation of the video game franchise ‘The Witcher‘.
So Henry Cavill‘s schedule will most certainly be free once filming for the first season of ‘The Witcher‘ has completed, this could lead to the new addition to the James Bond franchise in Henry Cavill. There is no doubt that Henry Cavill would be a great fit for 007, it’s just waiting to see if MGM is willing to take a chance on him.