Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Is Aaron Taylor-Johnson going to be the next James Bond?

Taylor-Johnson is reportedly being lined up to be the next 007 following Daniel Craig’s exit

A source told British tabloid The Sun that the actor received a “formal offer” for the role and is expected to accept imminently, with production starting this year, putting an end to months of speculation about who will take over as the next James Bond in the wake of Craig’s 15-year tenure as the famous fictional spy.

He would replace Daniel Craig, who has played the role five times since the 2006 Bond film Casino Royale.

Aaron Taylor Johnson: next James Bond

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.

Taylor-Johnson has yet to formally accept the role, the tabloid added, but if he does, he would be the eighth actor to take on the role since the film series began in 1962.

“Aaron is going to sign his contract in the coming days and they can start preparing for the big announcement,” the insider added.

Should he accept the deal, the “Tenet” actor will take over the reins from Daniel Craig, who starred as Bond in a total of five films spanning over 15 years.

Craig, 56, was in his 30s when he signed on for the role.

Taylor-Johnson’s acting career

His notable film credits include “Kick-Ass,” “Nowhere Boy,” “Anna Karenina,” “Godzilla,” and “Nocturnal Animals.”

Born on June 13, 1990, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, Aaron Taylor-Johnson showed early talent in acting, attending drama school and starring in various productions.

Beyond film, Taylor-Johnson has ventured into television, with roles in series such as “Talk to Me” and “Nearly Famous.”

He also took the role of the young love interest in comedy drama Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

What is Aaron Taylor-Johnson net worth?

Aaron Taylor-Johnson boasts an estimated net worth of $20 million, jointly held with his wife, director Sam Taylor-Wood, according to Celebrity Net Worth.