Marvel’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reportedly the next Bond, James Bond

With Daniel Craig’s exit from the franchise, MI6’s most famous spy will be played by the ‘Avengers’ actor, according to reports.

Well, it’s not going to be Superman Henry Cavill or Oppenheimer  Cillian Murphy or Venom Tom Hardy.

UK media outlets reported yesterday that AaronTaylor Johnson, who appeared in MCU’s Avenger: Age of Ultron as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch’s brother, has been offered the role of Bond.  

At 33, Taylor-Johnson’s age aligns closely with the trajectory of the James Bond franchise. He represents a younger, fresher interpretation of the character, while still embodying the sophistication of Bond.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 33, represents a younger interpretation of Bond.

Film critic Peter Travers says of the actor’s versatility, “Aaron Taylor-Johnson continues to impress with his ability to disappear into characters, effortlessly transitioning from action hero to dramatic lead.”

In 2009, he played a young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy, based on Julia Baird’s biography of her half-brother. The movie is about Lennon’s teenage year and directed by Sam Taylor-Wood in her directorial debut.

However, it was his breakout role in 2010’s superhero film Kick-Ass that propelled him into the spotlight. His portrayal of the charismatic and fearless Dave Lizewski. Taylor-Jonson also captivated audiences as the brooding count Vronsky in Anna Karenina (2012), the conflicted soldier Ben in The Wall (2017), the protagonist Ford Brody in Godzilla (2014), and Tangerine in Bullet Train among many roles. His ability to inhabit diverse characters with authenticity and depth has garnered him widespread recognition in the industry.

Taylor-Johnson with Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King and Brad Pitt at the Bullet Train UK premiere

What sets Aaron Taylor-Johnson apart as a potential James Bond is not only his acting talent but also his physicality and on-screen presence. With his chiseled features and charisma, he possesses many of the qualities that have defined the iconic spy for generations. His experience in action-packed roles, coupled with his ability to convey emotional depth and vulnerability, makes him a good bet to take on the mantle of 007.

Bond throughout cinematic history

Daniel Craig (2006-2021)

Craig’s portrayal of James Bond brought a new level of complexity to the character. In films such as Casino Royale, Skyfall, and No Time to Die, Craig’s Bond is a flawed and vulnerable figure grappling with his own demons. Craig’s raw intensity and emotional depth redefined the spy genre, earning critical acclaim and cementing his place as one of the most iconic Bonds in cinematic history.

Pierce Brosnan (1995-2002)

Brosnan revitalized the James Bond franchise with his portrayal of 007 in films like GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Die Another Day. With his impeccable style, Brosnan’s Bond captured the essence of the modern action hero, appealing to both longtime fans and new audiences alike.

Madame Tussaud’s London has all the actors that have played James Bond.

Timothy Dalton (1987-1989)

Dalton appeared in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill. His Bond marked a departure from the lighthearted tone of previous films. Dalton brought a sense of intensity and gravitas to the role, portraying Bond as a morally ambiguous figure driven by personal convictions and a sense of duty.

Roger Moore (1973-1985)

Moore as James Bond spanned seven films, including Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Octopussy. Known for his debonair charm, quick wit, and suave demeanor, Moore’s portrayal of 007 epitomized the quintessential British gentleman spy, captivating audiences with his effortless charisma.

George Lazenby (1969)

Lazenby made his mark as James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He appeared in only one film but it earned him a place in Bond history and left fans longing for more of his interpretation.

Sean Connery (1962-1967, 1971, 1983)

The first Bond, Connery portrayed the spy in the early films including classics like Dr. No, Goldfinger, and From Russia with Love established the Bond character as a suave and sophisticated spy. With his charismatic presence, wit, and impeccable style, Connery captured the imagination of audiences worldwide and set the standard for future Bond actors.

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