Rumor: Studio Eyeing Up Henry Cavill To Take Over As the Next Bond

As of Yesterday Bond 25 has found a new director in Cary Fukunaga as reported in the related section below. Daniel Craig will star in Bond 25, but it is expected that this will be the last outing of Craig in the role of 007.

RELATED: Bond 25 Gets A New Director And A New Release Date

So who will take over the role once Daniel Craig is finished? Surprisingly Michaael B. Jordan is not being linked with this role and instead a rumor popped up yesterday that MGM are looking at Superman actor Henry Cavill for Bond. The rumor began last week on gossip site Crazy Days and Nights which posted the blind rumor below.

“The producers of this long running franchise don’t care at all about the cloud swirling around the head of this foreign born former superhero, they want to cast him as their next replacement.”

Very vague, but yesterday the site added in Henry Cavill’s name and James Bond to the mix as reported by Of course the swirling cloud references the rumor that Henry Cavill was out as Superman for DC. This rumour has been swiped away by both Cavill and his agent as you will see in the report Here.

Here’s the thing, I cannot see any situation where Cavill remains as Superman and also takes on the role of Bond in future 007 movies, it seems far too much for the actor to take on board, especially with Cavill having recently commited to laying the role of Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher. I also don’t like the timing of this rumor for two reasons. One, that with Bond 25 being delayed until February 2020, it seems a little soon for the studio to be seriously talking about signing someone up as Daniel Craig’s replacement. Two, I feel like this comes a little too soon after Cavill had said the role of Bond would interest him, a story I covered Here.

Now, perhaps this is merely a report about early conversations the studio is having rather than any imminent casting decision, or, it could be a false rumor born on the back of Cavill saying he was interested in the role previously? I have no way to point you in the right direction here and please take this rumor with a heft grain of salt for now.

Personally I could see Cavill as Bond much easier than I am able to imagine him as Geralt, but one of the thigs I’d like to see for The Witcher is Cavill losing some weight, he appears far too buff to be playing either Geralt or Bond for me, and yet he is perfectly built for playing the Man of Steel. If someone were to give me a choice between Cavill staying on as Superman or playing Bond, I would choose Superman every day of the week. But then it’s not up to me is it? If DC do decide to go in another direction for Superman as has been rumoured, then I am quite happy to see Cavill courted as the next Bond (though a selfish part of me wants them to use a Scottish actor for the first time since Sean Connery).

What do you think of this rumor, would you like to see Cavill take on Bond or would you prefer to see him stay on as Superman? Start the debate in the usual place below.

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Campbell Clark

Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

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