Henry Cavill turned down the lead role in Zack Snyder’s 300 because he was competing with Daniel Craig for James Bond in Casino Royale

Henry Cavill has long been rumored to be the next James Bond. After the actor lost the role of James Bond in Casino Royale to Daniel Craig, he was very disappointed. But with Craig appearing as James Bond for the last time in No time to die, Cavill had once again had the opportunity to land the role of James Bond. As for why he lost the role in the first place, several factors made him lose the film.

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Henry Cavill revealed that after his audition the director told him he was too chubby for the part. The remark made him realize the importance of being in good shape. He also said he had no idea how to train or diet. He also credited Martin Campbell for being honest with him because it helped him get better.

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Henry Cavill turned down 300 head for James Bond audition

Henry Cavill first worked with Zack Snyder in Steel man. However, Snyder earlier offered her the lead role in his film. 300. Henry Cavill has revealed he turned down the role while auditioning for James Bond.

At the time, only Cavill and Daniel Craig were shortlisted for the role. Cavill was sure he would get the part. But due to multiple factors, he lost it to Daniel Craig.

Martin Campbell, who told the actor he might be a little overweight for the role, also said he was too young to be the next James Bond. He said, “He was 22 when we auditioned for Casino Royale, but maybe he could still be James Bond in the future.”

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“I had refused a main role in 300 because it was down to Daniel Craig and me, and auditioning for Bond took all my focus,” he shared.

However, Campbell advised the actor not to bend over a bit when he next auditions for the role. Henry Cavill shared his experience saying he wasn’t chubby but was just overweight to take off his shirt on camera. After losing the role, Cavill was disappointed as he was willing to turn down high-profile movies to get the role.

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Henry Cavill would love to play James Bond

Now that Daniel Craig last played James Bond in no time to die, discussions about who will be the new James Bond have begun. One of the most famous names to be the next James Bond is Henry Cavill. As Martin Campbell also said during his audition, he could be James Bond in the future, which increases his chances of getting the role.

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Rumor has it Henry Cavill is the next James Bond.

Henry Cavill has said many times that he would like to be James Bond. He said he would not pass up the opportunity if approached. By directing several action films, he proved that he could do action sequences.

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As Campbell mentioned earlier, Henry Cavill has a good physique and he is now the right age for the role. But Cavill isn’t the only actor in the running for the next James Bond.

Numerous reports have surfaced that the filmmakers are looking to cast a young actor as a British Secret Service agent for future movies, including Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Aidan Turner, Tom Holland and many more.

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Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes

For now, Henry Cavill is set to make an appearance as Superman in the DC movie black adamwhich is scheduled for release on October 21, 2022.

He also stars in the Netflix original Enola Holmes 2 alongside Millie Bobby Brown.

Enola Holmes 2 will be released on Netflix on October 28, 2022.

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