Aaron Taylor-Johnson: A fresh face for Bond?

Is this the new James Bond?

Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Credit: dailyaarontj/X

After months of speculation, it looks as if the next actor to play the iconic role of 007 has finally been decided.

Amidst swirling rumours and vigorous debates, reports strongly suggest British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is on the verge of becoming the famous British spy. Something which Euro Weekly News hinted, back in May 2023.

Following Daniel Craig’s departure after No Time to Die in 2021, the hunt for the next Bond sparked huge interest.

Names like Tom Hardy, Rege-Jean Page, and Idris Elba have circulated. Yet, the name of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, known for his roles in ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘Tenet,’ keeps rising to the top.

Eon Productions, keen to commence filming the 26th Bond film this year, views Taylor-Johnson, aged 33, as their prime candidate.

Allegedly, a ‘formal offer’ has been made to the actor, although there has been no official announcement from film bosses at this time.

The right Bond?

Discussions gained momentum recently, as supporters of Taylor-Johnson argued for his suitability to transform into the suave spy. Detractors, however, seem hung up on his current appearance, failing to see the actor’s potential versatility.

‘Obviously Aaron Taylor-Johnson will have his hair cut & will be clean shaven when he plays Bond! Why can’t people understand that? He can wear & have his hair however he wants, then when he’s on set he’ll be styled for the character he’s playing. Not rocket science to understand!’ one fan passionately explained.

A new era for Bond

In 2023, Taylor-Johnson reportedly had a successful meeting with producer Barbara Broccoli. Despite not confirming his role directly, his attitude in interviews suggests a keen focus on his current projects.

‘As I’ve already told you, I have to go by the beat of my own drum. It’s my own path, what feels intuitive to me,’ he stated.

‘Aaron Taylor – Johnson as James Bond. Yep, I’m in,’ declared another enthusiast, echoing a sentiment of eager anticipation for a new direction in the Bond saga.

This excitement is bolstered by visions of a younger, less seasoned Bond — a stark departure from the grizzled veterans that audiences have grown accustomed to.

It has even been mooted that a younger bond could be part of a nostalgic return to the espionage thriller’s roots, while simultaneously breathing new life into the series.

Redefining an icon

The debate around Taylor-Johnson’s potential casting highlights a broader conversation about character adaptation and the evolution of cinematic icons.

It underscores the importance of not only the actor’s talent but also the audience’s willingness to embrace change.

As the discussion continues, fans and critics alike await an official announcement with bated breath, hopeful that the next chapter of James Bond will both honour the legacy and innovate for a new era.

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Written by

John Ensor

Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina. He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.


    • Trixie Miller

      21 March 2024 • 00:07

      Do not like this actor for James Bond. There are better, e.g. Henry Cavill or Jamie Dorlan.

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