There is no shortage of contenders for playing the role of James Bond. Even though any actor hasn’t been finalized yet. There is a head-to-head competition between two of the most famous actors in Hollywood. The actors are none other than Aaron Taylor Johnson and Henry Cavill. Both actors have impressive resumes and it looks like Johnson might leave Cavill behind in this race.
Aaron Taylor Johnson has been mastering the art of acting since he was six. He appeared in various films but got his breakthrough in a film named Nowhere Boy. In 2012, he joined the MCU as Quicksilver in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron and later took on the role of Kraven The Hunter.
Who’s The Next James Bond – Henry Cavill Or Aaron Taylor Johnson?
As of now, there are in total seven actors who have played the role of the famous spy agent, over the years. Daniel Craig is one of those actors, but he has already bid adieu to the character after the 2021 film No Time To Die. The criteria for the next James Bond are already out and this time they have very specific requirements. Barbara Broccoli, the producer of 007 movies mentions that the actor who will play the next Bond has to commit to the role for 10-12 years.
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Also, they are looking for someone who is young and has an age around 20s to mid-30s for the role. In this competition, Henry Cavill has likely been ruled out as he will be turning 40 this year and the makers are looking for someone younger. Aaron Taylor Johnson might be a perfect choice as he ticks all the boxes for the role as he is just 32. But any actor who gets selected has to give a lot of time to the films and roles.
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Aaron Taylor Johnson Responds To James Bond Rumors
When it comes to films and acting, Aaron Taylor Johnson has quite an impressive resume since a young age. He has worked in several big movies like Bullet Train, Godzilla, Kraven The Hunter, The Kings Man, Tenet, The Illusionist, and others. Once in an interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson addressed the James Bond rumors going on about him.
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. Because the moment you start believing the sh*t people say about you, you’ve lost your f*cking mind. You’ve lost it.
Recently, Aaron Taylor Johnson was part of a Brad Pitt-led film named Bullet Train. He played the role of Tangerine who is a British assassin. It would be great to see when this James Bond race will come to an end and the audience will get their next 007.
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