- Nov 25, 2017
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I actually think Cavill would make a terrific Bond, but only if he takes on that brutish role. If they made it properly though, I can see him becoming bigger than Mad Men, Craig, etc.His own experiences are from the 1960s when his Circus was a bunch of older guys who went to Oxford in the 1930s and spent World War 2 lurking in the shadows while the cool kids hung out with Bomber Harris and Bernard Montgomery, so I believe the Smiley vs. Karla stuff but I have no idea how he manages to stay current with a world of secrecy. For Night Manager and maybe Tailor of Panama I saw he found some fanboys in the DEA who told him everything they could about Latin and South American shenanigans, but for his final works, which touched on the war on terror??? No idea.
I don't remember where I saw the bit about his tailor unfortunately. However he looks sharp enough in the 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Anyone know who dressed these guys? I saw Bill Heydon was Huntsman.
Henry Cavill, who was considered too young back in 2006, is getting to be the right age, and certainly has the physical presence to portray a brutish Bond, but he might be too typecast as a goody two shoes. Plus if Man From UNCLE is any indication, he'll be more of a Moore than a Connery which I doubt is what fans want right now given the success of a brooding angry Craig.
Most people probably wouldn't notice this change but for #menswear nerds this was a probably a good choice. Bond is an outsider in his organization, and I think TF is good at making stuff that's just a bit different from the norm without getting too fashion forward. M can wear the Brioni.
If Tom Ford brought back his older suit models - the Windsor springs to mind - that would be perfect for Cavill if he lost a few pounds.