Henry Cavill has had an incredibly successful decade, first playing Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel before reprising the role in Batman v Superman and Justice League. But apart from the DCEU, the star also leads the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher as powerful monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, and he’s already flexed his super spy muscles as August Walker in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. As detailed by OddsChecker.com, Cavill is also emerging as one of the top picks to follow in 007’s footsteps. His name is big enough that becoming Bond would make sense for him, and he certainly has the chiseled chin and handsome looks for the character.
As the site noted in a report obtained by Looper, Cavill’s name has been circling the role for quite some time, and he was previously given a +1300/7.1% chance of becoming the next Bond. Since then, however, those numbers have increased and Cavill now has a +500/16.7% chance of winning the role. The actor is up against talented competition, however, as the site also credits ‘Venom’ star Tom Hardy with +500/16.7% of becoming Bond.
Leading the charge with a +400/20% chance is “Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Page, who left audiences swooning with his performance as the Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset. It will likely be some time before the Broccoli family and Eon Productions announce who will be taking on the 007 mantle for the next era of the franchise, but any of these stars could do an excellent job with the character.