Henry Cavill has emerged as the public’s favourite to take over the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig retires from the role.
The once and future Superman has had his name come up before in relation to James Bond, and now one fan has tried to imagine just what that would look like. Instagram’s spdrmnkyxxiii took a recent movie poster for Netflix’s Enola Holmes, in which Henry Cavill plays Sherlock, and reimagined it as the movie poster for nonexistent James Bond movie. And yeah, it works pretty well. Check it out.
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Henry Cavill certainly pulls off the traditional James Bond look without a problem. All the poster really does is change his clothes into a dark suit and give the man a gun, but really, when it comes to James Bond movie posters, what else do you really need? If this was the movie poster for the next James Bond movie, it would probably sell a few tickets. And bonus points for the fictional movie title. While Need To Know may not be the most creative title in the world, it does give the two letter Os that can be used to create 007, and one can imagine such a title being chosen simply for the marketing capabilities.
For his part, Henry Cavill has made no secret of the fact that he is interested in playing James Bond. As recently as September he has said that if the producers of the franchise wanted him, he would “jump at the chance.” Of the various names that have been thrown around in recent months and years, few of the actors, when asked, have outright stated they don’t want the gig. There doesn’t seem to be much point in playing coy. If you actually want to be James Bond and you act like you’re not interested, it’s possible you’ll never get the call.
If things had gone slightly differently, Henry Cavill could perhaps have been the one in Daniel Craig’s shoes. He had previously auditioned for Casino Royale director Martin Campbell. If that had gone better, we could be looking at Cavill being the one ready to hang up the gun.