Henry Cavill is chomping at the bit to be the next James Bond

A return to 007’s most dashing roots.

GQ Australia August cover star Henry Cavill has done a pretty good job of getting himself and his latest film – Mission: Impossible – Fallout – into the limelight recently. However, after a latest interview he’s done with Yahoo! Movies, the reason he decided to do an American spy film have suddenly become rather clear.

The quintessential Brit, Cavill, who plays the villain in the action thriller that’s set to hit cinemas very soon, has his fingers crossed that starring in Mission Impossible may set him up for a leap into the greatest Spy role of all: James Bond.

“I think Bond would be a really fun role,” he 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.”

He continued: “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. 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.”

Daniel Craig is, of course, still (rather unhappily) James Bond for now, however his tenure as 007 is probably going to come to an end after he wraps shooting on the 26th Bond film. A bunch of names have been thrown around as to who will succeed him in the role, with Idris Elba, Tom Hardy and Tom Hiddlestone all apparently keen on taking up the mantle.

{Via GQ]

 

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