After Amazon stepped in to purchase MGM, the next iteration of James Bond could arguably be the most important yet for a series that will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year. Producers are adamant that 007 remains exclusively on the big screen, but there are a lot of question marks and variables surrounding the iconic spy’s next outing once the Daniel Craig era draws to a close, especially involving the identity of the actor destined to throw on the tux.
Henry Cavill has long been regarded as one of the front-runners for the next James Bond film, considering he was one of the final two options to headline Casino Royale; producers ultimately deemed him too young and went with Craig instead. Since then, Cavill’s hardly been shy in admitting that he’d love the opportunity if it came his way.
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However, insider Daniel Richtman is claiming that instead of landing the coveted James Bond role, the actor will get his own espionage property. No other details are available other than a vague tease that news is coming soon. A few weeks ago, the tipster noted that The Witcher star was actively seeking a spy thriller as an erstwhile trial run and audition for the big job, so perhaps the two tales are connected.
Then again, over the last few months we’ve heard Richtman link Henry Cavill to a Hercules role from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a live-action Disney film, the John Wick and Fast & Furious franchises, a cameo in The Flash, sequels to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Netflix’s 6 Underground, a miscellaneous superhero for the streaming service, an alternate version of Batman from a different DCEU reality, multiple video game adaptations and many, many more. None of the above has come to fruition, so take this latest slice of speculation with a fair pinch of salt until official details arrive.