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Aaron Taylor-Johnson ‘offered role as next James Bond’

The actor is reportedly gearing up to sign a contract for the iconic role.

By Nick Reilly

Aaron Taylor-Johnson attends the Madrid photocall for "ACQUA DI GIO" By Giorgio Armani at Matadero Madrid on March 07, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Aldara Zarraoa/Getty Images)

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has reportedly been offered the role as James Bond in the next offering of the 007 franchise.

The British actor, who memorably portrayed John Lennon in Nowhere Boy and delivered a memorable turn in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, has been long linked to the iconic franchise.

Now, The Sun reports that Eon Productions, the firm behind the iconic spy movies, has offered Taylor-Johnson the main role.

According to the publication, Taylor-Johnson is likely to sign the contract this week and will begin filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire later this year with a script currently in development.

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Daniel Craig has stepped down as Bond (Picture: MGM)

A source told the publication: “Bond is Aaron’s job, should he wish to accept it. The formal offer is on the table and they are waiting to hear back.

“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.”

While the rumour is yet to be confirmed, the likes of Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Cillian Murphy and James Norton were all previously tipped for the job.

Asked previously about the speculation surrounding the role, Taylor-Johnson said:“I find it charming and wonderful that people see me in that role. I take it as a great compliment.”