He might be Superman, but Henry Cavill sounds as if hes ready to hang up his cape for a while to take on the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig retires his 007.
Making a case for himself, Henry claims that hes had so much stunt experience from Mission: Impossible – Fallout, that he would be perfect to play the iconic spy.
The 35-year-old actor – who plays CIA assassin August Walker in the action film – auditioned for the role of the suited and booted spy in 2005 but lost out to Daniel Craig, and with his rival expected to bow out of the franchise after the next movie in the series, hes hoping his past movie experience will make him stand out.
Speaking to Yahoo UK, Cavill said: I would love to do it of course. I think Bond would be a really fun role. Its British, its cool. I think that now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well…
Not to say they werent doing real stunts Im just saying it would be fun for me to actually take what Ive learnt on this and carry it through to a movie like Bond.
Id love to play a Brit. I dont get to play a Brit very often. So yes, I would love the opportunity and if they were to ask I would say yes.
But, although its believed Cavill is still in the running for the role, former Bond director Martin Campbell – who worked on GoldenEye and Casino Royale – previously suggested he would be ideal for the role when he got older.
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Perhaps Henry Cavill was too young for it then, he was 22 at the time we auditioned for Casino Royale, but maybe he could still be James Bond in the future, he said.
After all, Pierce Brosnan did a great screen test only to eventually get the part years later.