Update: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Not Offered James Bond Role

E! News debunked the rumor that Aaron Taylor-Johnson was offered 007 role and says producer Barbara Broccoli is still two years from figuring out what the James Bond reinvention is going to look like.

In the ever-evolving saga of who will next don the iconic tuxedo of James Bond, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, known for his roles in “Kick-Ass” and “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” is the latest actor to be linked with the prestigious role. At 33 years old, Taylor-Johnson has reportedly not yet accepted the role officially, but insiders suggest that the part is his for the taking. According to a source speaking to The Sun, “Bond is Aaron’s job, should he wish to accept it,” indicating that an official offer has been made and a response from the actor is eagerly awaited.

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The production company behind the James Bond series, Eon Productions, is said to be gearing up for the next installment in the franchise, with a script currently in development. The source further claimed to The Sun that “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.”

Described by the source as “an incredibly talented actor,” Taylor-Johnson’s potential casting has been framed as a seamless transition from Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond. The source praised Taylor-Johnson as the “perfect person to play Bond and will pick up well from where Daniel Craig left off.”

When probed by Numero magazine about the swirling rumors, Taylor-Johnson expressed that he found the speculation “charming and wonderful,” taking it as “a great compliment” that audiences and fans could envision him in the role.

The search for Daniel Craig’s successor has been a topic of intense speculation since Craig concluded his role as the iconic spy with “No Time To Die.” If confirmed, Taylor-Johnson would join the ranks of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Craig, as the seventh official portrayal of the character.

The conversation around the next James Bond took a controversial turn when Idris Elba, once a favored candidate for the role, disclosed that the backlash and “disgusting” comments regarding his race deterred his interest. Speaking on the SmartLess podcast, Elba lamented that the discourse surrounding his potential casting devolved into “nonsense” centered around race, leading him to experience the brunt of the negativity.

In response to the burgeoning rumors surrounding Taylor-Johnson’s potential involvement, inquiries have been directed to his talent agency, William Morris Endeavour, for official comment.

Wrapping Up

As the film industry and its enthusiasts await the big announcement with bated breath, the potential casting of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the next James Bond continues to stir excitement and speculation. For more on this story and other updates from the world of film and entertainment, stay tuned to HITPLAY.

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