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Aaron Taylor Johnson reportedly the next James Bond?

UK tabloid "The Sun" reported that British actor Aaron Taylor Johnson is going to be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig, Is it true? Read on to find out...

Aaron Taylor Johnson

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The “Bullet Train” star, Aaron Taylor Johnson, has reportedly been chosen to step into the iconic role of James Bond, taking on the prestigious mantle of Ian Fleming’s beloved British secret agent 007. The news emerged following a report by the U.K. tabloid The Sun, citing an unnamed source who stated, “Bond is Aaron’s job, should he wish to accept it,” further indicating that producers anticipate the “Kick-Ass” star to formally commit in the coming days. However, MGM, Taylor-Johnson, and EON Productions are yet to comment on the matter.

Announcement Date for the new James Bond

New James BondDaniel Craig’s final portrayal of James Bond in “No Time To Die” was met with mixed reactions from fans, with some appreciating the emotional conclusion and others expressing disappointment at the definitive end to the character’s journey.

In June 2022, Barbara Broccoli, co-owner of EON Productions Limited, which holds the James Bond franchise along with her half-brother Michael G. Wilson, stated that “nobody” was being considered for the role at that time and that it would be a minimum of two years before the character would potentially return to the silver screen.

Broccoli explained, “There isn’t a script, and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond.” She emphasized the need for time in reinventing Bond’s character and mentioned that filming was at least two years away.

Months later, Barbara provided an update, stating that casting considerations would commence in 2023, cautioning against premature anticipation. She clarified that they haven’t begun the hunt, emphasizing the need to first determine the direction of the Bond series before casting the role.

Given this timeline, news about the next James Bond actor may be on the horizon this year, with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson likely engaged in the casting process

Not just Aaron Taylor Johnson

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Apart from Aaron Taylor Johnson many other British actors too have been anticipated to be James Bond over the years

Apart from Aaron Taylor Johnson, many other British actors have been rumored to be in the running for the role of James Bond over the years.

The list of potential candidates includes James Norton, Damson Idris, Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Regé-Jean Page, and Richard Madden.

Ever since British actor Tom Hardy acted as two identical twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray in the 2015 movie Legend as they rise through the ranks of the criminal underworld to become two of Londons most dreaded gangsters fans have envisioned the actor to be able to pull of the role of James Bond

Other actors in the mix include Tom Hiddleston, known for his roles in The Night Manager and Marvel’s Loki; Theo James from The Gentlemen; and Cillian Murphy, acclaimed for his performances in Peaky Blinders and Oppenheimer. Luke Cage creator Cheo Hodari Coker even suggested that Indian actor Ram Charan Tej, known for films like Magadheera and RRR, could be an ideal fit for the role.

Tom Hiddlestons performance as Jonathan Pine in the 2016 series The Night Manager based on the 1993 spy fiction novel by John le Carré has made him a fan favorite for the role of James Bond

The mixed reactions to the ending of “No Time To Die” have sparked discussions within the Bond fandom regarding its impact on the franchise’s legacy. Fans now eagerly await the new reboot of the James Bond franchise, hoping that it will surpass expectations.


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