James Bond: Henry Cavill on replacing Daniel Craig as 007 “Very, very exciting” | Movies | Entertainment

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Earlier this month, a Hollywood report claimed that Tom Hardy had already been cast for James Bond over the summer. Daniel Craig will retire when No Time To Die finally hits theaters, but the race to replace him has been raging since SPECTER’s release in 2016. Cavill himself has come very close to landing the role as he was just 22 and qualified for the last two before being sent to the post by Craig. At 27, the star is now the perfect age to play the British spy, with major action roles under his belt – and he just revealed he has high hopes this time around.

Cavill set his benchmarks for physical action with his muscle performance as Superman, followed by his appearance in Mission Impossible Fallout in 2018. He also played a sweet and suave secret agent in Guy Richie’s The Man From Uncle.The British star has also defied expectations (and revealed his geek credentials) by taking the helm of Netflix’s fantasy show The Witcher. Once again, play a manly, ruthless and relentless action hero.

Asked this week about the James Bond revival, he said: “At this point it’s all in the air.

It absolutely destroys reports that Hardy already had the role in the sack and Cavill also developed his own hopes of becoming the next 007.

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Cavill said, ” We’ll see what happens. But yeah, I would love to play Bond, it would be very, very exciting.

« If Barbara (Broccoli, Bond’s lead producer) and Mike (Bond’s co-producer Michael G. Wilson) were interested in this, I would absolutely jump at the chance. ”

The fact that he’s based on first name with the two already reveals his closeness to the Bond franchise and its ongoing projects.

Fans should also be very excited about the “We’ll see what happens”. Cavill is a master of subtext.

His comments on coming back as Superman in the same interview are very similar.

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DC and comic book fans were elated when Warner Bros. finally confirmed that a four-hour expansion to the Justice League movie was on its way next year, led by Zac Snyder.

Snyder had withdrawn from the project due to personal issues and Joss Whedon was brought in to complete it. His considerable changes from the film’s original plans enraged fans and is blamed for the disappointing box office performance.

Fans have campaigned for years for the release of “Snyder Cut” which will now be a four-part mini-series on HBO Max.

Cavill will disappoint fans by admitting that he is not directly involved: ” They do their own thing there, stitching the film together from the footage they shot. I have not been in communication with them on this matter. ”

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