Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the Next James Bond?

After years of anticipation regarding the successor to Daniel Craig in portraying the iconic British spy James Bond, speculation may have reached its conclusion. According to the U.K. tabloid The Sun, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, formerly a child actor and now recognized for his performances in high-profile films, has reportedly been officially offered the role.

Speculation regarding the next James Bond took a tumultuous turn following a report by the British tabloid “The Sun,” suggesting that 33-year-old British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson had been presented with the role of 007.

Citing an undisclosed source, The Sun conveyed that “Bond is Aaron’s job, should he decide to embrace it. The official offer has been extended, and they are awaiting his response.”

Hints for the Next James Bond?

Aged 33, Taylor-Johnson, an English actor, is notably recognized for his portrayal of the lead character in the 2010 film “Kick-Ass” and its 2013 follow-up, “Kick-Ass 2.”

Furthermore, he assumed the role of Pietro Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), his most commercially successful project so far. Additionally, he is slated to reprise his role in the MCU as the main character in the upcoming film “Kraven the Hunter.”

Taylor-Johnson clinched the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 2017 for his performance in Tom Ford’s suspenseful film “Nocturnal Animals.”

His career commenced at the tender age of six, appearing in numerous films during his childhood, such as “Shanghai Knights” (2003) and “The Illusionist” (2006).

He has also starred in several high-grossing, big-budget productions, including “Godzilla” (2014), Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” (2020), and “Bullet Train” (2022).

Recently, Taylor-Johnson expressed appreciation for fans’ desire for him to play Bond in an interview with Numéro, labeling it as “charming and wonderful,” deeming it a significant compliment.

Forbes has contacted Eon Productions for their input on the matter.

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