Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Aaron Taylor-Johnson the new James Bond? He wasn’t a fan favorite

According to the Daily Mail, Taylor-Johnson has not yet accepted the role, but should do so soon. According to the daily, the contract will be signed this week. “The offer is on the table and (producers) are waiting for his response,” says a journalist’s source. “According to the label, Eon Aaron will sign his contract in the coming days and then everyone will start preparing for the big announcement.”

The person concerned himself did not confirm the Daily Mail’s revelations, but he did not deny them either. “It’s captivating and wonderful that people see me in this role. I treat it as a great compliment,” he said in an interview for “Numero”.

The newspaper reported that the actor was the producers’ favorite in October 2023. According to her sources, she is the first choice of Barbara Broccoli, who wants the new Bond actor to be with her for at least 15 years. Taylor Johnson was also supposed to take part in test photos, which only confirmed the producers’ choice.

It should be noted that the casting has not yet been confirmed by representatives of the actor or Eon Productions.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is known primarily for his dilogies “Kick-Ass”the role of Quicksilver in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”spectacles “Tenet” and a supporting appearance in “Night Animals”, for which he received a Golden Globe. His latest film, “Kraven the Hunter”based on Spider-Man’s adversary, will hit theaters on August 30, 2024.

The Daily Mail’s revelations appeared a day after the publication of the results of a survey conducted by Lottoland, in which fans indicated their dream Bond actor. Idris Elba won, receiving as much as 17 percent of the votes. Behind him were Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill. Interestingly, some people mentioned actresses – the answers included Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt, Emilia Clarke and Lupita Nyong’o.

The next question concerned the director of the new installment of the adventures of agent 007. Christopher Nolan clearly won here. The winner of two Oscars for “Oppenheimer” has repeatedly appeared in unofficial information about the new Bond film, and he has also made no secret of the fact that he is a fan of the series. However, when rumors about his involvement in the new adventures of 007 appeared in October 2023, he categorically denied them.

Elba’s name has been mentioned in the context of agent 007 for years. What does he say about it? “I will not become the new James Bond. That’s enough. I don’t want to talk about it anymore,” he said in 2021 in an interview with The Express daily.

“No time to die” from 2021 was the fifth and last performance Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond. Even before the film’s premiere, there were speculations about its successor. In addition to Taylor-Johnson, Elba, Hardy and Cavill, the rumors also included Richard Madden and Tom Hiddleston.

Recently, 31-year-old Lucien Laviscount, known from the series “Scream Queens” and “Emily in Paris”, and Cillian Murphy, recently awarded an Oscar for the main role in “Oppenheimer”, joined the race.