Henry Cavill Still Wants To Play 007 Someday

Cavill auditioned for the role back in 2005 when he was only 22, and he would "absolutely jump" at the opportunity to try again.

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In 2005, Henry Cavill auditioned for the role of James Bond, but he didn't get the part. The actor went on to have success with the role of Superman and more recently, as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's fantasy show. Cavill has now opened up about James Bond specifically, saying in an interview with GQ that he would "absolutely jump" at the idea of playing Bond in a future movie.

Cavill was only 22 when he auditioned for 007 for Casino Royale, and that would have made him the youngest actor to play the role. He's now 37, and with Daniel Craig stepping down from the role after No Time To Die, the producers will be looking for a new super-spy. Nothing is decided yet, of course, but Cavill wants the producers to know he's interested.

"If [Bond producer Barbara Broccoli] and Mike [co-producer Michael G. Wilson] were interested in that, I would absolutely jump at the opportunity," Cavill said. "At this stage, it's all up in the air. We'll see what happens. But yes, I would love to play Bond, it would be very, very exciting."

Cavill's latest project is the Netflix show Enola Holmes, in which he plays Sherlock Holmes.

The new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, is scheduled to premiere in November 2020 in theatres. The film was originally expected to debut in April, but it was delayed due to COVID-19. You can check out the latest trailer above.

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