Is Aaron Taylor-Johnson the new James Bond? 'Bullet Train' star's audition 'went well'

Is Aaron Taylor-Johnson the new James Bond? 'Bullet Train' star's audition 'went well'
Aaron Taylor-Johnson may be the new James Bond (Christopher Jue/Getty Images,

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 32, could be coming to the big screen to take on the iconic role of James Bond. Amid the rumor mill, the actor met the producers to discuss the role after Daniel Craig dropped out of the franchise following his fifth appearance as the secret agent in the 2021 film 'No Time To Die.' However, there is no offical confirmation yet. 

Aaron sat down with producer Barbara Broccoli and sources claim the meeting went 'very well' after he reportedly filmed a secret audition late last year, reports Puck. It was recently reported that Aaron also shot the scene that features the memorable 'gun barrel teaser footage' that has been featured in films over the past few years. In light of all this "evidence," Aaron Taylor-Johnson's fans have a lot of reason to be hopeful.



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A source told The Sun at the time, "Aaron has impressed bosses so much that he has filmed one of the franchise’s famous gun barrel teaser scenes, something all the actors do. That move takes him a step closer to signing a deal." They added, "Bosses at the brand were really impressed with his unique blend of acting intensity and his impressive back catalogue of action films." The publication reported a month earlier that Aaron was a hit with producers and particularly impressed producer Barbara. "Aaron went for a screen test to be the next Bond in September and producers and Barbara loved him. He is now one of the front-runners," a source told the Daily Mail at the time. 

Aaron Taylor-Johnson speaks duringthe 'Bullet Train' promotion event at Koyasan Tokyo Betsu-In Temple on August 22, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a lead contender for the coveted role of James Bond (Christopher Jue/Getty Images)


Barbara Broccoli told Variety in August, "The thing is, it's going to be a couple of years off. And when we cast Bond, it's a 10-, 12-year commitment." so whoever decides to take on the role, has to be in it for the long haul. Henry Cavill, Harry Styles, Tom Holland, Miles Teller, Regé-Jean Page are some of the frontrunners for the role along with Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Aaron Taylor-Johnson has starred in many famous movies including the 'Kick-Ass' film series (2010, 2013), 'Anna Karenina' (2012), 'Avengers : Age of Ultron' (2015) and his most recent achiement has been 'Bullet Train' (2022) wherein he starred alongside Brad Pitt, Joey King, Sandra Bullock. Aaron Taylor-Johnson's performance on the big screen speaks for itself and being one of the frontrunners for an estemmed franchise like the James Bond is an accomplishment in itself. He seems more than ready to take on the role of 007. 

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