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Reports: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Chosen as Next James Bond

Wed 20 Mar 2024 | 11:49 AM
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English actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is set to be the next James Bond, multiple news reports said.

Famous for roles in movies such as Kick-Ass and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the 33-year-old actor is yet to officially accept the iconic part, but a source told The Sun: "Bond is Aaron's job, should he wish to accept it."

"The formal offer is on the table and they are waiting to hear back," the source added.

Eon Productions, which produces the Bond films, is also said to be preparing to shoot a new 007 movie, with a script now being developed.

The insider continued: "As far as Eon is concerned, Aaron is going to sign his contract in the coming days and they can start preparing for the big announcement,".

Taylor-Johnson is "an incredibly talented actor," the source added describing him as the "perfect person to play Bond and will pick up well from where Daniel Craig left off".

Taylor-Johnson was asked by Numero magazine last week about rumors linking him with the role. In response, he commented: "I find it charming and wonderful that people see me in that role. I take it as a great compliment,".

After Daniel Craig hung up his tuxedo following the release of No Time To Die, speculation has mounted about who will become the seventh actor to play the s.

Taylor-Johnson, if his selection is confirmed, would follow Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Craig in taking on the part.

Connery starred in Dr No, the first official movie, in 1962.

Idris Elba was long tipped to take up the role, but the 51-year-old said in September that "disgusting" comments about his race put him off.

He told the SmartLess podcast: "Those that weren't happy about the idea made the whole thing disgusting and off-putting because it became about race. It became about nonsense and I got the brunt of it."