Hailing from the Superman franchise as well as the latest Mission: Impossible Fallout, Henry Cavill is equipped with a portfolio of action and stunt films under his belt, but is this sufficient qualifications for a double-0-role? In an interview with Yahoo Movies this week, the British actor has admitted he’d love to be invited for the role of James Bond.
Taking over from Pierce Bronson in 2006, Daniel Craig has fronted as Bond for the last 12 years. Now, as Craig finishes up the his last showing – the 25th film in the franchise, the hunt is on for the next 007. Fans have pegged actors Tom Hardy and Idris Elba to fill the shoes, but Cavill is determined to be considered. After filming with Tom Cruise for Mission: Impossible Fallout, he believes he’s ready.
“I think Bond would be a really fun role,” Cavill said. “It’s British, it’s cool. I think now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well.”
“Not to say they weren’t doing real stunts–I’m just saying it would be fun for me to actually take what I’ve learnt on this and carry it through to a movie like Bond,” he continued. “I’d love to play a Brit–I don’t get to play a Brit very often. So yes, I would love the opportunity and if they were to ask, I would say yes.”
Not at all a subtle hint, but maybe it’ll work? Stay tuned.