Now that Daniel Craig has officially left the James Bond franchise and is entering Rian Johnson’s world of murder mysteries, it’s past time for the world to get a new James Bond. Although the search for a new 007 has been ongoing since Craig’s official retirement last year, it remains unclear who will play the next James Bond. Man of Steel star Henry Cavill was one of the megastars vying for the position.
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When Henry Cavill dropped out of the Superman franchise, the possibility of him playing the next James Bond was considered. Although he is not the only actor in the race to play the heartthrob detective, Rege-Jean Page of Bridgerton, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Richard Madden are some of the names who have been running the race to acquire the position. However, have you ever thought about why Cavill will make the perfect James Bond?
5 reasons why Henry Cavill is perfect to become the next James Bond
The British actor recently dropped out of the franchise, earning him fame in Hollywood and internationally. Moreover, he left his ambitious project, The Witcher, with Netflix, in which he was playing Geralt of Rivia. However, the sequel to the detective thriller Enola Holmes with Millie Bobby Brown, in which he plays the famous Sherlock Holmes, was released last year and was a huge hit.
But at the moment, it won’t be wrong to say that the actor is not hovering over some big project. Here are the 5 reasons why Cavill will be suitable to play 007 next.
1. Daniel Craig is officially retired from the Bond franchise
The first and foremost reason Henry Cavill stands up in the line is that the iconic Daniel Craig, who played James Bond for almost 15 years, has finally stepped down. Craig was not the traditional James Bond that had previously been portrayed. He did not look like the actors who had played Bond before him. In other words, you can say he was the more humanized version of 007.
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His persona in No Time to Die is not that of some mechanized human who doesn’t care about other people’s feelings. He was vulnerable and emotionally connected to the people he dealt with. He also had a unique relationship with the Bond Girls, who played pivotal roles in his films.
The Glass Onion actor played Bond in five movies in total, including Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2021). Since Craig is no longer in the game, Henry Cavill has all his paths open to grab the position.
2. He is an experienced spy
Although Henry Cavill is best known as DCEU’s Superman, the actor’s other options are not limited. Remember when he played the spy in Mission Impossible along with Tom Cruise? His character, August Walker, received immense love from his fans, and since then, they have been waiting to watch him play a lead spy in a film or series.
Henry Cavill in Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) pic.twitter.com/v5y22zMYmE
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In addition, in 2015’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., he played a spy named Napolean Solo, for which he received critical acclaim. Hence, it is safe to conclude that the actor will be perfect for the part as he has had his share of practice.
3. Henry Cavill has a unique style of fighting
The Witcher actor is not just another handsome face but has quite a sense for action scenes. With the perfect features and a well-shaped physique, the actor has great experience with action sequences. In short, you can say that Cavill knows how to fight in style.
A new clip of Henry Cavill's Geralt fighting the Leshen was shown on the Graham Norton Show pic.twitter.com/31FEfetHpW
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According to GQ, director Christopher McQuarrie has said that Cavill would make a great Mr. Bond. He has the classic gentleman spy look but with an update that is required to portray 007 in a modern style.
4. Cavill can help create a different version of James Bond
Up until the last James Bond, the actors who played the role were a bit too old and experienced. The world has not seen a young James Bond, which is where the Brit comes into play. Since the 39-year-old actor is comparatively younger than many actors who played James Bond when they began, he will come in handy in the long run.
Henry Cavill's Man from U.N.C.L.E role was all I needed to give my James Bond nod.
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New stories with a younger James Bond can be written, and Cavill can be the new face for a much longer period. Apart from that, he is one of those actors who puts a lot of effort into preparing for the role to reach maximum precision.
5. Henry Cavill is the fans’ top choice to play James Bond
Fans have always viewed Henry Cavill as a Superman because he can play multiple major roles at once. And it was with his fans’ support that the 39-year-old actor successfully portrayed Superman, Geralt of Rivia, and Sherlock Holmes one after the other.
Henry Cavill can be too good for a lot of characters if you think about it, Prince Eric, Superman, Witcher, Hercules, James Bond and many more pic.twitter.com/nQWoCeNHrV
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And whenever there is a social media war on who will play the next James Bond, it is impossible that Cavill’s name won’t come into the picture.
And since he no longer has any major projects in hand, it will be easier for him to pour time and effort into this megaproject. So, what do you think about Henry Cavill playing the next James Bond? Tell us in the comments.