Back then, before Daniel Craig succeeded in taking over the James Bond role, replacing Pierce Brosnan, little did we know that Henry Cavill had tried his chance for the British spy role.
However, not all went well for Cavill as he was seen at the time as being ‘a little chubby’ according to director Martin Campbell, who pointed that it was one of the reasons he didn’t get the role.
Several years later, Cavill has completely transformed into something else and being chubby isn’t a problem right now after taking on roles of Superman, to playing a secret agent in the Man from Uncle and many more. He should be ready for a James Bond if it came flying at him.
According to Complex, Henry Cavill would be the perfect fit for the James Bond role right now if the chance was presented based on a recent GQ interview that indicated he is still very much interested to play the part a decade-and-a-half later.
Cavill, who was doing press conference for his newest film Enola Holmes, was asked for his thoughts on the idea of taking over the role Craig will vacate following the release of the upcoming No Time To Die, and his response wasn’t surprising at all.
“If [Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and co-producer Michael G. Wilson] were interested in that, I would absolutely jump at the opportunity,” he said. “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.”
Henry Cavill still wants and is interested in playing James Bond
The Superman star’s response was a shock to many, as not many knew he had a dream of playing as Bond but now everybody knows. However, whether the stars’ remarks will reach the Bond producers is unlikely.
In his upcoming film, Cavill plays the great detective Sherlock Holmes. To those wondering what Enola Holmes has to do with Sherlock, well, Enola is the teenage sister and serves as the focus of the film.
Enola is portrayed by Millie Bobby Brown, who in the film, is trying to find her missing mom but ends up getting caught up in an attempted assassination plot against a young viscount. The film was released on Netflix on September 23, and you catch up on it right now.
Meanwhile, No Time To Die is set to be released to the theatres on November 20, that’s if the Coronavirus doesn’t have anything to say about the matter since it has proved problematic for the entertainment industry.
Author: Allan Bangirana
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spur Magazine. He is passionate about tech, games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.