Henry Cavill reckons ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ will increase his chances of being the next James Bond

The actor plays CIA agent August Walker in the new movie

Henry Cavill has spoken about how he thinks his role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout could increase his chances of being the next James Bond.

Daniel Craig currently has that role but is reportedly set to leave the franchise after the 26th film is released. Bond 25 is due in cinemas in November 2019. 

Cavill, who plays CIA agent August Walker in the new Mission: Impossible movie, told Yahoo! Movies he would love to play the iconic spy. “I think Bond would be a really fun role,” he said. “It’s British, it’s cool. I think now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well.”

He continued: “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.”

Mission: Impossible – Fallout also stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Alec Baldwin and more. It is released in cinemas on July 25.

Cavill recently came under fire for comments he made about dating in the #MeToo era. During an interview, the actor voiced concern about flirting in the aftermath of allegations made against Hollywood figures, worrying that he might “be called a rapist or something.”

The star released a statement after the interview was published apologising for the remarks and “any confusion and misunderstanding” they may have caused. “Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention,” he said.