Could Henry Cavill Be The Next James Bond After All?! [VIDEO]

MOVIE NEWS – Henry Cavill is still open to playing 007, despite thinking he’s “maybe too old”.



Henry Cavill is still not ruling out the possibility of playing James Bond in the upcoming 26th film of the franchise. Who will play the next James Bond is one of the biggest questions on the minds of film fans right now. Aaron Taylor-Johnson was reportedly officially offered the role in March. But he has not yet publicly accepted it.

Therefore, which actor will play the iconic British spy is once again anyone’s guess, including Cavill.

Cavill seems to know at least as much as the rest of us about the fate of the next 007. While promoting The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare on The Rich Eisen Show, Cavill stated that he was still interested in the role. About his possible Bond role, Cavill said: “I have no idea. All I’ve got to go off is the rumors. The same information you have. Maybe I’m too old now. Maybe I’m not. It’s up to Barbara Broccoli and Mike Wilson, and we’ll see what their plans are.”

Cavill’s comment that he’s too old may be a subtle reference to when he first tried out for the role back in the day.

Before Daniel Craig landed the role and reinvented the character, the former Superman star was a strong contender for the role in Martin Campbell’s Casino Royale. However, Cavill was only 22 at the time. In a recent interview with Express, Campbell said Cavill was “too young”.

James Bond casting is once again up in the air, and the internet is ablaze with rumours. After the success of his directorial debut Apeman, many fans want Dev Patel to play the next James Bond. Cillian Murphy is also a fan favourite after winning an Oscar for his role in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.


James Bond inspired Henry Cavill’s next character


Speaking to Rich Eisen, Cavill was asked about his upcoming role in Guy Ritchie’s latest blockbuster, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. In the film, he plays Captain Gus March-Phillips, who heads the Special Operations Executive (SOE). The team was tasked with sabotaging Nazi U-boat operations during World War II (among many other things). The true story predated Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, and Cavill’s character was actually the inspiration for James Bond.

Eisen joked that playing the inspiration for James Bond might give Cavill an advantage over the other actors in the casting process, to which Cavill replied, “Yeah. It seems like a good first step, right?”

Ian Fleming was a member of the Special Operations Group (played by Freddie Fox in the film). He wrote his stories based on the missions the team completed. The James Bond novels have many parallels to the missions carried out by the SOE. Most notable is the character “M”, whose nickname was taken directly from Brigadier General Gubbins (played by Cary Elwes), who ran as M alongside Henry Cavill.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare currently has a fresh rating of 82% with 44 reviews so far, which is quite a good result.

The film debuted with an impressive 81% on the website, so its popularity has only grown since the lifting of the critical embargo. This is a good sign, as more reviews are expected to come. Most reviews tend to be positive, and while they acknowledge that the film has its flaws, they cite the film’s cast and action sequences as standout elements that make for an entertaining experience.

Source: YouTube, Express, Rotten Tomatoes

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