Aaron Taylor-Johnson Allegedly in Talks to be the Next James Bond
Published 3 months ago
Daniel Craig has said good-bye to the 007 franchise to be a gay detective in the Knives Out movies, but everyone is now wondering who the next James Bond is going to be. With several pitches from Idris Elba to Henry Cavill, one young actor is rumoured to have already met with producers for the role of Bond.
As per Puck News (via The Direct) Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Bullet Train, Kick-Ass) has met with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to take over the part of James Bond. We don’t have any official confirmation from Taylor-Johnson or MGM yet, but a rumor had been going around last month that Tayor-Johnson was in the running for the role.
If anything, Johnson seems to be the perfect age for the part. We know that he has an impressive physique and experience in action movies—which could mean that he could have a nice, long tenure as the new Bond. If he really did nab the role, we should suspect the official announcement to be around March or April.
I am curious though, with a new Bond incoming, will they be changing the rest of the cast as well? We’ve barely gotten Ralph Fiennes as his version of M, and I always thought that Ben Whishaw makes a delightful Q.
With Craig’s Bond being heavily influenced by the Bourne movies, a lot of fans think that the franchise is in need to come back to form with the cartoonish action sequences; then again, I think the Kingsman franchise has kind of backed Bond into a corner if it wants to be its own thing.
No release date has been announced for the next James Bond project.