Without an interpreter since “Dying Can Wait” and Daniel Craig’s farewell, James Bond could very soon have a new face. According to the English daily The Sun, an actor would have actually passed tests and particularly impressed the producers of the franchise…
An actor from tenet in pole position
The information comes from the English daily The Sun, and it is therefore customary to welcome it with caution. But after the announcement that Amazon Studios would invest $1 billion per year to produce a dozen films for the cinema – excellent news for the licenses held by MGM, including the james bond franchise -, this revelation comes with ideal timing.
According The Sun therefore, who cites a source very close to the production of the 007 franchise, tests would have been organized in the prestigious Pinewood studios, and an actor would have particularly pulled out of the game. Hint: we saw him in particular in tenet…
He was not favored by bookmakers, and was not on the commonly mentioned shortlist. But, in reality, Aaron Taylor-Johnson ticks all the boxes to take over from Daniel Craig. First of all, he is British, born in England on June 13, 1990. After his revelation at the highest level in 2010 in Kick-Ass by Matthew Vaughn, we see it in particular in Anna Karenina, Godzilla, Nocturnal Animals or The Wall. It is from tenet in 2020, in which it assumes a very secondary but nevertheless significant role, that it takes on a new dimension. Very convincing in the dispensable Bullet Trainhe will hold the title role in 2023 Kraven the hunterdirected by JC Chandor.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in pole position
A great versatility emerges from this filmography, at ease in action as in drama, and a strong charisma. Above all, he is famous without being a superstar, and is not yet associated with a particular character. Unlike, for example, Henry Cavill. He wears the suit as well as the military fatigues, has the required youth while having already lived – important point mentioned recently by Michael G. Wilson. What to calmly consider to evolve and age his character on several films.
The Sunciting his source, writes:
Aaron came to test in September to be the next James Bond and the producers and Barbara Broccoli loved him. He is now one of the favourites.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson obviously isn’t the only one vying for the famous role, as “one of the favorites” underlines it. But it meets all the required criteria, and its post-2023 planning is a priori opened, having already completed the filming of Kraven the hunter and being currently in full production of The Fall Guy by David Leitch, expected at the end of February 2024.