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Aaron Taylor-Johnson's telling response when asked if he would be next James Bond

Aaron Taylor-Johnson's telling response when asked if he would be next James Bond

He's being heavily linked with becoming the new 007

The James Bond hype train appears to be chugging towards the station that is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, as all the noise right now about the next 007 is directed his way.

According to 'a source' speaking to The Sun, he's been 'formally offered' the role of Britain's iconic spy, though this is yet to be officially confirmed.

However, it's by no means the first time Taylor-Johnson has been linked with succeeding Daniel Craig as Bond and there's not been any name in the discussion mentioned quite as often.

In these periods of downtime between Bonds, it's fun to speculate about who might get the role, and there have been a number of popular candidates besides Taylor-Johnson, such as Henry Cavill and James Norton.

Reckon he'd make a good Bond?
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Then there's the 007 fans who reckon what the franchise really needs is a good shake-up with ideas such as the first female Bond being mooted.

Despite the plethora of names swirling around, one of the most iconic roles in cinema the frontrunner really does sound like Taylor-Johnson, though everyone's going to have their own personal favourites.

According to the latest rumours, the job is Aaron's if he wants it and he could sign on the dotted line within the next few days.

Speculation about becoming Bond has been pretty inescapable for the actor, who has previously given a response to the rumours linking him to the role.

Speaking to Vanity Fair in a recent interview, he said: "It’s flattering. You can have something really positive [written about you], but you can also have something really negative that can circulate.

"You just want to stay in your lane, stay grounded, stay around the people that you love and love you back, and stay in that world.

He's already starred in Bullet Train, so could he do Bond?
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"Because the moment you start believing the s**t people say about you, you’ve lost your f**king mind. You’ve lost it."

He also recently told Numero he found it 'charming and wonderful' that people could see him as James Bond, and saw the links as a 'great compliment'.

Absolutely none of this is sounding like he'd say no to the job of being 007 if it was offered to him, so if you want him to be the next Bond it's sounding pretty good for you.

Then again, some Bond fans keep getting Aaron Taylor-Johnson muddled up in their brains with Anya Taylor-Joy and they are two very different people.

As for when we could expect to see a new James Bond movie following on from 2021's No Time To Die, since we don't actually have a 007 yet it's likely going to be a little bit of a wait.

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Topics: James Bond, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, TV and Film, Celebrity