Henry Cavill Says He Would 'Absolutely Jump At' Chance to Play James Bond

Henry Cavill has confirmed that he is very much still interested in playing James Bond.

The Superman actor was in the running for the iconic role back in 2005, but ultimately lost out to Daniel Craig, who has since become the longest-running Bond in history.

However, Craig has said that the upcoming 007 movie No Time to Die will be his final outing, once again leaving the role up for grabs.

At 37, Cavill is now exactly the same age as Craig was when he was cast as Bond in 2005. In a new interview, he confirmed that he's still keen to portray the martini-sipping spy if the franchise's producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson want him.

“If Barbara and Mike were interested in that, I would absolutely jump at the opportunity,” he told GQ. “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 faces very stiff competition for the prestigious role, with Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, James Norton, Tom Hiddleston, and Sam Heughan all rumored to be in contention to succeed Craig.

In the meantime, new Bond movie No Time to Die is currently slated to open in U.K. theaters November 12 before getting a U.S. release on November 20. The 25th Bond movie was originally due to open in April before its release was postponed due to coronavirus.

It's been co-written by Fleabag creator and Killing Eve executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who has described her additions to the script as "spicy" and said that Craig was "really involved" with helping to shape the screenplay.

We recently rounded up 10 things you might not know about Henry Cavill – including a rather uncomfortable story from his 2005 Bond audition.

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