Fake AI-Generated Bond Trailer Featuring Henry Cavill Gets 2M Views

The Bond 26 teaser, which has gone viral with over 2 million views, is a fabrication pieced together using elements from previous films.

The one-minute teaser was created by KH Studio utilizing AI.

The next James Bond film will not include Henry Cavill and Margot Robbie, as the hoax teaser seemed to indicate.

A recent survey ranked Idris Elba of Luther as the best choice to play James Bond, surpassing Cavill, Tom Hardy of Venom, and Cillian Murphy, winner of the Golden Globe. Emilia Clarke, James Norton, Emily Blunt, and Helen Mirren were among the other top 20 A-listers that fans thought should be considered.

The James Bond series is notorious for casting unexpected celebrities as James Bond, and the actors who portray the part become famous all over the world. Before taking on the part of the eponymous British spy in 1962’s Dr. No, Sean Connery—one of the most recognizable Bonds—had only appeared in a string of television projects.

Last year, Idris decided he wouldn’t perform the part to concentrate on his Netflix agreement. He stars in Luther: The Fallen Sun.

Years of discussions with movie executives to reprise the role reportedly ended in August 2022, and Idris departed. He was the odds-on favorite to succeed Daniel Craig as the lead spy, but he’s eager to try his hand at other parts and even sent producer Barbara Broccoli a list of potential actors to portray the number 07.

Ladbrokes gave the actor 3/1 odds to play the part after Daniel announced that No Time to Die, which was set to be released in 2021, would be his last appearance as the character.

Barbara, the franchise producer, has said that finding a suitable actor to play the legendary character of the slick spy would not be a simple task, and that the selection of Craig’s 007 successor will take some time.