Henry Cavill Discusses His Aspirations To Play James Bond

In light of Daniel Craig's exit from the role of James Bond, Henry Cavill discusses if he would be interested in taking it over.

This unique artwork has both Henry Cavill and Daniel Craig as James Bond.

Even if the fate of the James Bond film series is uncertain, Henry Cavill has spoken up on whether he still wants to play the part.
After debuting in cinemas in the 1960s, the Bond series has seen several actors, including Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and most recently, Daniel Craig, play the iconic character of James Bond.
With last year's No Time to Die, an explosive entry that, for the first time in history, concluded with the death of 007. Craig played in a total of five Bond films before saying goodbye to the character.

After the release of No Time to Die, the next actor to play James Bond is still up in the air.
Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Madden, and Henry Cavill are just some of the actors that have been mentioned as possible future Bonds.
The actor recently admitted that he was almost cast as James Bond in Casino Royale, despite fan pleas for him to play the role instead of Daniel Craig.
It is still unknown whether or not Cavill will be cast as James Bond given that Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have stated that the next installment of the renowned British superspy would be a full reworking of the character.

Cavill discusses his interest in reprising his role as James Bond in a recent interview with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via CinemaBlend).
The actor is much busier now than in the early 2000s when he was initially considered for the part of James Bond, but he says he would be open to at least having a conversation about returning to the position.
Read on for the rest of Cavill's commentary:

This is a really hectic time for me, so please excuse my absence.
I adore Mike G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

I have no idea whether I am even being considered for the part.
To have that discussion, though, would be a lot of fun.
I hope I am, but if I am not, I am still interested in seeing what they do with it.

In many respects, Cavill was the ideal choice to play James Bond, but the actor's career has progressed so much since he was initially considered for the part that it may no longer be a suitable match.
Although he had some notoriety in the early 2000s, he became a global superstar after the release of Man of Steel in 2013 and his subsequent performances as Superman.
Broccoli and Wilson have said they want an actor who can commit to the part for at least a decade, so it's feasible that taking on Bond might interfere with his ability to portray Superman.

Although Cavill has many of the characteristics that make up a more classic Bond, Broccoli and Wilson's intention to redefine the brand with James Bond 26 signals a departure from some of the more conventional parts of the role.
It's possible that the next Bond film would benefit more from a lesser-known actor who hasn't been widely fan cast in the part already if certain features were changed.
As for the future of the James Bond series and whether or not Cavill will be a part of it, that is still up in the air. However, he doesn't seem ready to completely rule out playing 007 just yet.