Henry Cavill is favourite to play James Bond following Superman departure

Henry Cavill is the company favourite to portray the following James Bond after the actor launched his departure as Superman on Wednesday.

Henry Cavill has confirmed he is not going to be reprising his operate as a result of the caped superhero, merely two months after claiming he’d return following an uncredited cameo in Black Adam.

In his Instagram put up on Wednesday (December 14, 2022), he talked about he has “respect” for filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran’s decision to not convey him once more. “The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that,” he wrote.

He moreover stepped away as Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher in October, with Liam Hemsworth taking the reins. Deadline reported the Enola Holmes star signed a “short-term deal” for the fantasy drama and felt it was time to maneuver on. Nevertheless, followers have speculated it was to prioritize Superman.

Now that Cavill has left two essential roles, betting odds current the actor because the following favourite to step in as James Bond.

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Henry Cavill’s odds as James Bond shoot to excessive spot

The Tudors star is perhaps shaking, not stirring, his martini shortly. Odds by My Betting Sites current the actor climbing two positions up the leaderboard as a result of the Bond favourite.

His odds beforehand stood at 6/1 nevertheless, following his announcement, Cavill now ranks at 2/1. He beats newest favourite Aaron Taylor-Johnson (7/2), and Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page (9/2).

Other potential 007 candidates embrace:

  • James Norton: 7/1
  • Tom Hardy: 8/1
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor: 10/1
  • Dan Stevens: 10/1
  • Richard Madden: 12/1
  • Idris Elba: 14/1
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He misplaced out to Daniel Craig as James Bond in 2006

Henry, 39, virtually made historic previous as a result of the youngest 007 agent in 2006 as he practically bagged the half aged merely 23. When Daniel Craig expertly defeated Le Chiffre as he donned the sleek tuxedo, he was 38 – the right age for Bond’s mature and engaging aura.

Cavill revealed in October on the Happy Sad Confused podcast that he was close to nabbing the coveted character. “It was ultimately down to, and this is what I’ve been told, it was just down to me and Daniel, and I was the younger option,” he outlined.

“They obviously went with Daniel and I think it was an amazing choice to go with Daniel,” Henry added. “I probably wasn’t ready at the time and I think Daniel did an incredible job over the past movies, so I’m happy they made that choice.”

16 years later, the Mission: Impossible – Fallout actor continues to be open to stepping up. “I love those guys, Barbara [Broccoli] and Mike [G Wilson]. Whether I’m considered for the role or not, I don’t know,” he talked about. “But it’d be fun to have the conversation, for sure. And if I’m not, then I just want to see what they do with it next, because I think they’re amazing.”

Given his 21-year film experience and his age, Cavil is a strong contender to be the following British spy. Combine that collectively together with his spectacular combating sequence in Mission Impossible, and it is perhaps full circle for Henry.

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