If the James Bond camp had fallen silent since the sudden departure of Danny Boyle – we have creative differences to thank for that one, it seems – earlier today, the Powers That Be over at EON made a bold statement with the hiring of Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) at the helm of Bond 25.
And now, based on an unverified casting tidbit lifted from Crazy Days and Nights, we may have some indication of who’s set to replace Daniel Craig once Bond 25 has come and gone. We’ll give you a clue: it has something to do with the Man of Steel.
Yes, you guessed it, former Superman actor Henry Cavill has once again become linked with the coveted James Bond gig, with a September 13th item claiming that the “producers of this long running franchise [Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson] don’t care at all about the cloud swirling around the head of this foreign born former superhero. They want to cast him as their next replacement.”
Despite Daniel Craig committing to Bond 25, it’s looking increasingly likely that the actor is about to wield the famous license to kill for the final time, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that big-name actors like Henry Cavill et. al are being tipped to replace Craig one his tenure as 007 has come to an end. So even if this rumor is debunked – perhaps due to the actor’s ties to The Witcher over at Netflix – expect the online speculation to continue unabated.
Closer to home, and it seems Bond 25 is officially back on track thanks to the appointment of Cary Fukunaga. There is one small caveat, though – the actioner has now been pushed from November 2019 to February 14th, 2020.