Man of Steel star Henry Cavill almost landed the title role in James Bond. When recasting the iconic British spy, it actually was down to just Henry Cavill and Daniel Craig.
The role goes to Daniel Craig which was not so shocking he is a brilliant and most Bond-like Character in recent times but I think it will be great to see Henry Cavill as Bond he would be a fresh touch to the new Bond movie. But Daniel Craig will do just fine for now.
Cavill talks about losing out to Craig in a recent interview with Nuts Magazine via EntertainmentWise in which he said,
When I wasn’t selected for Bond, I was very disappointed. I’d turned down a leading role in 300 because it was down to Daniel Craig and me, and auditioning for Bond took all my focus.
The choice was between a younger Bond and one closer to his 40’s, which is to say, Daniel Craig. But I’ve seen what Daniel did and I think the Bond producers made the right choice. He’s fantastic.