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Henry Cavill turns 41 immediately and the British actor would not simply maintain getting extra good-looking, his private {and professional} lives have additionally not too long ago introduced him bountiful presents.

After retaining his love life low key for a few years, Cavill and his girlfriend Natalie Viscuso formally confirmed their relationship in April 2021 and not too long ago introduced they’re anticipating their first youngster collectively.

The actor mentioned: “I’m very excited about it. Natalie and I are both very excited about it. I’m sure you’ll see much more of that.”

His dazzling Hollywood profession had appeared to falter a bit when he found Zac Snyder wouldn’t be bringing him again as Superman inside weeks of additionally quitting his pet mission The Witcher. But the heartthrob has made no secret of his dream to play James Bond.

Cavill is at present in excessive demand with two current films, Matthew Vaughan’s Argyll and Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and the latter director already has him lined up for one more motion flick, In The Grey, subsequent 12 months alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza Gonzalez.

He could have left Netflix’s The Witcher underneath contentious circumstances however the self-confessed fantasy and gaming “geek” has already lined up one other main franchise, Warhammer 40,000 with Amazon.

And after the position of James Bond seemingly slipping away to Aaron Taylor-Johnson evidently Cavill is again in competition.

Cavill had led the chances with UK bookies for a lot of the previous three years however ity had been feared that he may be ageing out of the race with well-publicised reviews that the producers had been searching for a youthful recent tackle Bond this time round.

However, Coral’s John Hill instructed The Express immediately: “The latest movement in our betting suggests it is not a done deal just yet, as we have seen plenty of interest in Henry Cavill, forcing us to slash his odds in half for the iconic role.”

Cavill has roared to five/2, nonetheless behind Taylor-Johnson on 1/2 however closing quick. And there may be one other shock change as Taron Egerton additionally sees his odds halved and leaps into third place on 3/1, taking pictures previous Theo James on 4/1 and former frontrunner James Norton on 5/1.

And there was equally encouraging new from different main bookies.

Alex Apati at Ladbrokes instructed the Express that the actor was trying good at 4/1: “Last month’s news suggested Bond chiefs had found their man, but with things going quiet on the Aaron Taylor-Johnson front, we’re not yet ruling out a former favourite getting the gig, in the shape of Henry Cavill.”

Unlike many stars who’ve been reasonably coy about any want to take the coveted position, Cavill has by no means hidden his hope, beforehand saying: “I would love to play Bond, it would be very, very exciting.”

Asked final month, he took a leaf out of former Bond Roger Moore’s notorious dry wit and raised eyebrow when he mentioned: “Maybe I’m too old now, maybe I’m not. We’ll see. It’s up to (Bond producers) Barbara Broccoli and Mike Wilson, and we’ll see what their plans are.”

Aware his rugged real-life position in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare impressed Bond creator Ian Fleming, Cavill teased: “It seems like a good first step, right?”