Nearly Everyone Wants Henry Cavill As Next James Bond, Polling Says

A Giant Freakin Robot online poll discovered that fans want Henry Cavill to play the next James Bond.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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As speculation about who will be the next James Bond continues to swirl, one name that keeps coming up is Henry Cavill. The British actor, best known for his work as Superman in the DC Extended Universe, has become a fan-favorite choice to take over the iconic role of 007. A recent poll by Giant Freakin Robot placed the actor as the favorite with 49.5 percent.

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Other contenders mentioned in the poll, Idris Alba, Tom Hardy, and Aaron Taylor Johnson, only received 24.7 percent, 14.6 percent, and 11.2 percent of the votes, respectively. So, what about Henry Cavill makes him such a popular choice among fans? Primarily, the actor possesses all the physical attributes that have come to be associated with James Bond over the years.

He has the rugged good looks, the chiseled physique, and the effortless charm essential for any actor looking to step into the role. With his piercing blue eyes and perfectly coiffed hair, Henry Cavill also exudes the kind of relaxed confidence that James Bond fans have come to expect from their favorite secret agent.

But it’s not just about looks. Henry Cavill also has the acting ability to bring James Bond to life in a way that is faithful to the source material and exciting for modern audiences. In his performances as Superman, the actor demonstrated his ability to balance the Kryptonian’s larger-than-life heroism with his more human vulnerabilities.

Those skills would serve him well in portraying the complex and nuanced character of James Bond. Another factor that has contributed to Cavill’s popularity is his British heritage. While several non-British actors have portrayed 007 over the years, many believe that he should be played by a British actor who will embody the suave, sophisticated qualities essential to the role.

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Daniel Craig is the most recent 007

As a British native, Henry Cavill is the perfect fit and would bring authenticity to the character that others might struggle to match. The 39-year-old actor has also expressed enthusiasm for the role, which endeared him to fans. He has spoken candidly about his love for the character and desires to play him on the big screen.

However, many other actors have been rumored to be in the running for the role of James Bond. Giant Freakin Robot previously revealed that Aaron Taylor-Johnson was close to serving on his majesty’s secret service. According to our trusted and proven sources, the Marvel star has had several meetings and a successful screen test with studio executives.

Party Casino recently polled 1,000 British fans and found Tom Hardy in the lead, with Henry Cavill in second, Richard Madden in third, and Spider-Man star Tom Holland in fourth place. James Norton, Idris Elba, Robert Pattinson, Tom Hiddleston, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, and Cillian Murphy rounded out the top ten. 

Other actors who made the list included Lucien Laviscount, Rege-Jean Page, Aidan Turner, Jamie Campbell Bower, Paul Mescal, and Henry Golding. Ultimately it will be up to the franchise producers to make the final decision. They will take a variety of other factors into account, including availability and marketability.

Since Henry Cavill has such widespread support among fans, it bodes well for his chances of being considered to play James Bond.