“If Barbara [Bond producer Barbara Broccoli] and Mike [co-producer Michael G. Wilson] were interested in that, I would absolutely jump at the opportunity. At this stage, it’s all up in the air. We’ll see what happens. But yes, I would love to play Bond, it would be very, very exciting.”
Interestingly, there was a time early in his profession when Cavill was nicknamed the “Unluckiest actor in Hollywood” as a result of he auditioned for, and narrowly missed out on, a number of main roles equivalent to Superman in Superman Returns and Edward Cullen in Twilight. At that point, Cavill additionally auditioned for the position of Bond in Casino Royale however was handed on due to his younger age.
Man of Steel was thought-about Cavill’s large break again in 2013. But the divisive response to the film didn’t do the actor’s profession any favors. Instead, it was the position of Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher in 2019 that lastly gave Cavill a task that was wholeheartedly embraced by followers.
In addition, Cavill had been steadily build up a stable portfolio in the motion film style, with memorable roles in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Mission Impossible: Fallout. The result’s that Cavill has seen one thing of a resurgence in the earlier yr, with followers demanding on Twitter that the actor get a Man of Steel sequel, and vegas bookmakers viewing the probability of Cavill turning into the subsequent Bond as very probably.
Of course, as Cavill mentions, the Bond casting enterprise remains to be very a lot up in the air, and simply because followers need to see him in the position doesn’t imply the studio will really feel the identical approach. Right now, the head honchos answerable for the James Bond franchise are concentrating all their power on No Time to Die, which will probably be Craig’s final film as Agent 007, that has already been delayed a number of instances.
Even if producers have been to be concerned about changing Craig with Cavill, the latter actor won’t have the option to find time for the position in the close to future. Apart from engaged on the second season of The Witcher, Cavill can also be reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. to reprise his position as Superman for a number of new films in the DCEU. The actor additionally performed the position of Sherlock Holmes in the just lately launched Enola Holmes, which is being touted as Netflix’s subsequent large franchise with a number of deliberate sequels. Clearly, if James Bond producers need Cavill to take over the position of 007, they’ll have to patiently wait their flip after different main Hollywood studios are carried out with him. This information comes from GQ Magazine.
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