Henry Cavill reveals which iconic film role he’s got his eye on next

He previously auditioned for the role years ago

Henry Cavill

by Emma Dodds |
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Henry Cavill may have broken a few hearts with his turn playing Clark Kent AKA Superman in the recent remakes, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, taking over the role from the beloved Christopher Reeve. However, he's now set his heart on playing yet another legendary cinematic character.

Henry, who recently starred in the new Mission: Impossible film Fallout as a CIA assassin alongside Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson, has expressed his desire to play the one and only James Bond.

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Speaking to Yahoo UK, Henry revealed that playing assassin August Walker in the film, which has been released in UK cinemas today (25th July), has given him invaluable experience that he hopes could help him secure the role.

He said, "I would love to do it of course. I think Bond would be a really fun role. It’s British, it’s cool. I think that now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well. 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."

Check out Empire magazine's top 10 films of 2017

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EMPIRE'S TOP 10 FILMS 2017

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10. Call Me My Your Name

Set in 1993 Italy Call Me by Your Name shows the romantic relationship between Elio Perlman, a 17 year-old living in Italy, and his father's American assistant, Oliver.

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9. The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden is a South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-Wook.

8. Logan3 of 10
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8. Logan

Hugh Jackman stars as the lead role in American superhero movie Logan. It is the tenth installment in the X-Men series, as well as the third and final Wolverine solo film.

7. God's Own Country4 of 10
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7. God's Own Country

This British drama followed the life of a young sheep farmer in Yorkshire and how is life changed suddenly following the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker.

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6. Dunkirk

Directed by Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk had a star-studded cast including One Direction singer Harry Styles, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance.

5. The Death of Stalin6 of 10
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5. The Death of Stalin

The comedy/drama which was released in October followers The Soviet dictator as he lives out his final days, and how chaos erupts after his death.

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4. Moonlight

Loved by millions across the world, Moonlight was the winner of 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

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3. La La Land

In third is multi Oscar-winning musical rom-com La La Land, also starring Gosling with Academy-award winner Emma Stone.

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2. Blade Runner 2049

In second place is Blade Runner 2049, set thirty years after the first film and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford

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1. Get Out

In first place is the critically acclaimed American horror movie. Get Out features a young interracial couple who visit the woman's parents, uncovering a conspiracy whereby young black adults are being captured. The film has grossed over $254 million worldwide, against its $4.5 million budget.

However, this could be 35-year-old Henry's time to shine, as he previously auditioned for the role of Bond as a 22-year-old in 2005 when they were auditioning for the new actor for Casino Royale, which was released in 2006 and was the first Bond film to star Daniel Craig, who has held the role since then.

Director Martin Campbell who helmed Casino, once said that although he felt Henry had been too young at the time, he could be perfect in years to come.

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He once said, "Perhaps Henry Cavill was too young for it then, he was 22 at the time we auditioned for Casino Royale, but maybe he could still be James Bond in the future. After all, Pierce Brosnan did a great screen test only to eventually get the part years later."

This isn't the first time that Henry has expressed an interest in the role, previously telling Empire magazine, "I know the idea of playing Bond is one that really tickles me. I think that would be enormous fun. It all depends on who the people at the top want. Hopefully I'm at least on their list."

Watch this space!

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