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Will British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson be the new James Bond?

The actor who will give a new twist to the James Bond franchise has been “revealed”, it is Aaron Taylor-Johnson. All that remains is for the British to accept the role, which should happen very soon.

Since Daniel Craig announced that he would no longer participate in the spy saga after his last film, No time to die (2021), there has been much speculation about who his successor would be.

According to some rumors, the actors Tom Hardy, Regé-Jean Page of The Bridgertons, and Idris Elba, were considered to play Bond, but Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the one who finally received the proposal. For his part, Elba explained that the “nasty” racial comments surrounding his possible casting They made him lose interest in the project.

According to The SunEon Productions plans to begin shooting the 26th Bond film later this year, and Taylor-Johnson (33), whose credits include Kick-ass: a superhero without superpowers, Tenet and Bullet trainis chosen for the role.

A source told the outlet: “If he accepts the proposal, Aaron will be James Bond. We have already sent him the formal offer, now we are waiting for his response.”

“According to Eon, Aaron will sign the contract in the coming days; Meanwhile, the production company is preparing for the big announcement.”

The Independent has contacted Taylor-Johnson and Eon Productions for comment.

Apparently, in January 2023, the actor met with producer Barbara Broccoli and it went “very well,” although speculation about a secret audition was circulating as early as December 2022.

The assumption casting would corroborate the plans of the film’s co-producer, Michael G. Wilson, who had previously commented that the team wanted the new 007 to be a young man in his thirties.

During an interview about his role as Kraven the Hunter in the spin-off from Marvel, Taylor-Johnson himself did not rule out a future performance as a spy.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s works include Kick-ass: a superhero without superpowers, Bullet train and Tenet.

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In August 2023, when the magazine esquire mentioned that he was one of the favorites to become the next Bond, Taylor-Johnson explained: “As I’ve already told you, it’s about finding my own rhythm. Follow my path, listen to what my intuition tells me.”

“I never relied on other people’s perspectives to make my decisions, neither on their judgments nor on their expectations. If you do that, you completely lose your mind. Your self-esteem and your soul disappear. You have to know what is essential for you and what “It makes you feel good, focus on your path and on the present. Kraven is my present.”

He added: “I have spent two years creating the character of Kraven. All the hard work I did to get to where I am, that’s what I focus on now.”

When asked if he’s excited to think about what might come next, he responded, “I’m just focusing on the things I’m working on right now, what’s in front of me right now.”

After the interview, Kraven the Hunter which was planned for October 2023, was postponed until August 2024.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson “has received an offer for the role of Bond”

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Yes Taylor-Johnson, who won a Golden Globe for her role in the film Nocturnal animalsby Tom Ford, ends up playing the role, other candidates such as Richard Madden, James Norton and the current winner of the Oscar for best actor, Cillian Murphy, would be left out of the competition.

The actor has been married since 2012 to British film director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whom he met while filming My name is John Lennon, the biographical film about the renowned singer’s adolescence. The couple has two children.

Translation of María Delia García

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