In fact, Henry Cavill came agonizingly close to being James Bond back in 2006 when he was down to the last two alongside another unknown (at the time) actor, Daniel Craig. We all know how it went, and the poor 23-year-old was also told to get better. After 17 years, the British hunk has become a supermodel, with a back catalog full of muscular action figures from Superman and the Witcher to the villainous Beefcake in Mission: Impossible 7. He never hid his dreams of stepping into that 007 tuxedo and this month his hope is back again.
Cavill was the frontrunner to be the next James Bond for most of last year – until it was reported that he had screen tested young pretender Aaron Taylor-Johnson, impressing Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.
However, this has now been disputed, and Cavill has once again come out on top in the latest odds from UK bookies Ladbrokes.
“This month Henry Cavill has been the subject of more bets on replacing Daniel Craig than any other name,” spokesman Alex Abbate told Express Online.
Although Cavill has somewhat sadly (to many DC fans) dropped Superman in James Jon’s new vision for the DCEU featuring a younger Clark Kent, he still has a bunch of new projects ahead, including a stellar spy movie. . He will star in Matthew Vaughan’s Argylle, later this year. The avid gamer has also signed a major deal with Netflix to bring the Warhammer universe to the screen.
Hopefully, the British actor will not be over the age of the Bond controversy, but it is worth remembering that he will turn 40 this year and industry reports say that Broccoli is looking for an actor under that age to take on a role that could at least extend him. decade of movies.