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I saw an interview with Henry Cavill in Yahoo!news this morning, which turned out to be originally from Esquire magazine, I don't think its been mentioned here yet ...
he discusses those Bond rumours
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Henry Cavill Finally Addressed Those James Bond Rumours

With the 25th Bond Film, No Time to Die, set for release in April this year, it's the last time we'll see Daniel Craig behind the wheel of the famous Aston Martin.

No Time to Die will be Craig's fifth and final outing as the agent with the double-O status, which has led to many (read: millions) of fans to speculate as to who will fill Bond's Crockett & Jones Oxfords next. One of the most popular predictions? Henry Cavill.

It's not exactly a surprising prediction. Cavill ticks all the boxes — young, British, in great physical condition and at the right point in his career to catapult himself into an iconic role. But there's one big hurdle, as Cavill addressed in a recent interview with Men's Health.

The Hollywood Reporter claimed in 2018 that Superman would be recast, following the somewhat disappointing reception and returns of Batman v Superman and Justice League, relative to Marvel’s Avengers films. Confirmation that co-star Ben Affleck would be superseded as the Dark Knight by Robert Pattinson has also been widely interpreted as kryptonite for Cavill. So, will he play Superman again?

“I can’t tell you anything concrete there,” said Cavill. “But what I can tell you is that, in reference to me, 99 per cent of what you’re reading on the internet probably isn’t right. I can’t say anything, obviously. But I very much love the character, and I am very much not walking away from it.”

The last time 007’s dinner jacket was vacated, ahead of 2006’s Casino Royale, a 22-year-old Cavill reportedly finished runner-up in the casting process, his youth cited (and, according to the casting directors, weight) as a reason for his eventual rejection. But Cavill now has age on his side (at 36, he is a year younger than Craig when he was cast), he’s well versed in fronting tent-pole movies, and he may have a Superman-sized gap in his schedule.

“With the whole Bond process, I screen-tested many, many moons ago and it was, as far as I know, down to Daniel and myself – maybe one other,” says Cavill. “I think Daniel – sorry, Mr Craig – has done an incredible job of being Bond. And if it is indeed his last one, then the playing field is open. There are no conversations just yet, but we’ll see what happens. It would be a great, fun role to play.”

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He has cursed himself mentioning it  ajb007/lol

I think he is also too obvious and we will get a surprise casting.   

I also think he looks awkward as hell in a suit as too big

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I was watching an interview with Cavill the other day, and I have changed my mind on his suitability for Bond. He had a charm that I had never seen before. Maybe he has trouble channeling that as an actor, as he's been wooden in all of the many things I've seen him in, but he has it in him to play Bond. But that doesn't matter because he'll never get the role anyway.

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Matt S wrote:

I was watching an interview with Cavill the other day, and I have changed my mind on his suitability for Bond. He had a charm that I had never seen before. Maybe he has trouble channeling that as an actor, as he's been wooden in all of the many things I've seen him in, but he has it in him to play Bond. But that doesn't matter because he'll never get the role anyway.

IMO, Cavill comes off much less wooden when he's speaking in his natural accent. Cavill has portrayed so many Americans, it's easy to forget he's British. As far as Cavill looking too big in a suite, I would imagine he would go for a much leaner, less bulky look in his training for Bond than Superman. I agree he has it in him to play Bond also......but I doubt he will be cast also. IMO, EON will go with a fresh, new face......someone not as well known and if they click in their first Bond film and it's a success, they can sign for a multi picture deal.