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Henry Cavill Would 'Jump At The Opportunity' To Play James Bond

Henry Cavill Would 'Jump At The Opportunity' To Play James Bond

There have been loads of names thrown onto the list of actors who could take over from Daniel Craig when he finally retires as 007.

We've had everyone from Tom Hardy to Idris Elba proposed and the movie studio has been ever-so-tight lipped about who they will select.

Henry Cavill's name has also been put forward by various pundits and it seems like he is very keen to play James Bond.

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Speaking to GQ, the Man of Steel and The Witcher actor said: "If Barbara [Bond producer Barbara Broccoli] and Mike [co-producer Michael G. Wilson] were interested in that, I would absolutely jump at the opportunity.

"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."

The rumour mill will probably only get louder as No Time To Die, the latest film in the 007 franchise, gets closer to release around the world.

Once the movie premieres, it will finally signal Craig's official departure as the famous spy and everyone will want to know who will take his place.

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At the moment, it seems like Tom Hardy is the frontrunner.

Hardy has long been one of the bookies' favourites for the role and the Vulcan Reporter has claimed to have heard the news all the way back in June, claiming that Hardy was offered the part following a successful audition.

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The report goes on to claim that Hardy was initially due to be announced as the new Bond in November - the same month No Time To Die is set to be released - however, this has since been pushed back because of the pandemic and the announcement will now be made later this year or early 2021.

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Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan, who is a fan favourite to be involved in future Bond flicks, has worked with Hardy previously and has also said he thinks the 43-year-old would be 'amazing' as the iconic spy.

He told MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast back in 2017: "He'd be amazing. He really would."

As ever, until it's confirmed, I'd take all rumours with a hefty pinch of salt, but Hardy is certainly an interesting choice for the role.

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No Time To Die was initially set to be released in April, but this date was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic - fans have to wait until 12 November to see Craig doing his last turn as 007.

The new flick also stars Rami Malek as villain Safin as well as Knives Out star Ana de Armas and Captain Marvel's Lashana Lynch.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.