“Are you sick of asking the question?”: Aaron Taylor-Johnson isn’t Fooling Anyone as Some Fans Are Convinced He Has Snatched the James Bond Role From Henry Cavill

The James Bond rumors are stronger than ever with Aaron Taylor-Johnson's recent response.

“Are you sick of asking the question?”: Aaron Taylor-Johnson isn’t Fooling Anyone as Some Fans Are Convinced He Has Snatched the James Bond Role From Henry Cavill
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  • Aaron Taylor Johnson and Henry Cavill are the current fan favorites to be the next James Bond.
  • Johnson was recently asked whether he was tired about getting hounded about playing the character.
  • The actor cheekily revered the question back to the media, but fans believe he's locked for the role.
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson has come a long way in his career, from being the nerdy superhero in 2010’s Kick Ass to starring as Quicksilver in the MCU. The actor has also shown his range in many impressive films such as The Wall and Nocturnal Animals. The actor has slowly become one of the finest actors of his generation.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 2016's Nocturnal Animals
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 2016’s Nocturnal Animals

Johnson and a couple of other British actors, including Henry Cavill, have been in the headlines constantly regarding taking over the role of James Bond. The actor was recently asked whether he was cast as Bond. While he did not deny or confirm anything, his cheeky reply led fans to believe that he’s locked for the role.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Continues Dodging James Bond Rumors

Daniel Craig retired from James Bond with 2021's No Time To Die
Daniel Craig retired from James Bond with 2021’s No Time To Die

Since the end of Daniel Craig’s tenure as James Bond in 2021’s No Time to Die, speculations began about who will replace him for the next iteration of the character. Fans started choosing their picks among many British actors, including Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, etc. The latter two have been getting the most heat, and the duo constantly gets asked about their possibility of being Bond.

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At the premiere of his latest film, The Fall Guy, Johnson addressed the overwhelming speculations about playing the character and being constantly hounded by the media about it (to The Associated Press). Johnson gave a cheeky smile and had a little fun with the question, saying, “Are you sick of asking the question?”. He is clearly aware of all the discourse online but does not/can’t talk about it.

Looking at the clip, fans are already convinced that he has already signed on for the role. Here are some of their reactions on X,

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Cavill and Johnson are the clear two favorites for the roles as per fans. Similar to Johnson, Cavill is frequently asked bout Bond in interviews. They both have expressed their interest in the role of the studio approached them, so anything is possible at this point. Fans should wait for an official announcement about the casting.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Role in The Fall Guy Was Ordinally A Short Cameo

Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as a big movie str named Tom Ryder in The Fall Guy
Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as a big movie star named Tom Ryder in The Fall Guy

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reuniting with director David Leitch after Bullet Train for the upcoming action comedy film The Fall Guy. The film, which has Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in the lead, has Johnson playing a movie star that goes missing, with Gosling’s character tasked to investigate what happened. Johnson talked to Numero.com about his recurring role in the film.

Johnson stated that Leitch approached him for the special role that he thought would amuse him. Originally, the role was meant to be a cameo, but later, the character became a MacGuffin that has a recurring presence throughout the film. Johnson calls the film an audacious experience that will make people smile. He said,

“I had already worked with the director, David Leitch, on Bullet Train. Two weeks before shooting started on The Fall Guy, with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, David had the idea of calling me to offer me a role he thought I would be great for and that would amuse me.

At the beginning, it was only going to be a simple appearance, even if a little more than just a cameo, rather a sort of MacGuffin that would recur throughout the story. So it was for laughs and, we had a lot of fun. It’s an audacious film that sets out to make the audience smile.”

The film recently premiered at SXSW and received great reactions from audiences. Leitch’s film is a tribute to stuntman and filmmaking, and audiences are already excited after the various trailers that have been released so far. The Fall Guy currently has an impressive 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The Fall Guy hits theatres on May 3, 2024. 

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.