One word which strikes our mind after hearing the word spy is surely James Bond. Now there are recent updates that Aaron Taylor-Johnson might be the frontrunner to play the role. James Bond’s name is more of a legacy today backed by the most successful spy story in the world. The franchise is a name that has torn across the generations with its sensational stories. Over the years many actors have played the role of 007 on screen and all of them were adored by the fans. Daniel Craig was the last one to play the sensational role as he stepped down from the role after justifying the character in several movies.
Ever since Craig left his hit role, there are increasing rumors of several new names to replace him. With the names of stars like Henry Cavill surfaced, fans were hoping to see the Man of Steel star play the character of 007. Cavill has already lost his hit roles of Superman and Geralt of Rivia. But it looks Cavill’s fans were disappointed pretty early as Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s name has appeared as a possible replacement for Craig.
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson On His Possible James Bond Role
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is well known for playing several hit roles across his career. Taylor-Johnson was seen in the MCU as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver. The Bullet Train star has consistently managed to remain in the few rumored and shortlisted names for the role of James Bond. As per the sources, the Nocturnal Animals star was a constant name in the maker’s mind after Craig’s departure. Nowhere Boy star recently shed light on his possible casting of James Bond.
“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 shit people say about you, you’ve lost your f**king mind. You’ve lost it.”
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Fans Are Rooting For Henry Cavill To Get James Bond’s Role
As the news regarding Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play Kraven the Hunter has been confirmed, some fans are pessimistic about the Bullet Train star handling the hit role as he plans to play another role in superhero movies. Fans can be seen supporting Henry Cavill as the star has been losing his lead roles in DC and The Witcher. Many believe that Cavill will be a much better choice to play the character of 007.
Elba's not going to budge on this, clearly.
Henry Cavill would make a great James Bond. And since he's not doing Superman now … https://t.co/uP77wro5oV
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) February 14, 2023
i was rewatching the man from u.n.c.l.e. with my father and he thought henry cavill was james bond
— nisaa. (@beebodally) February 7, 2023
— Shinigami•Silver (@Nacht_Silver) February 15, 2023
Hot take: Henry Cavill is to Superman what Timothy Dalton is to James Bond.
A good actor who was a good fit for the character he played BUT got saddled with shitty scripts.
— Jason Carter Glass (@Jason_C_Glass) February 8, 2023
PLEASE HENRY CAVIL New James Bond
— Jorge (@jecc_09) February 10, 2023
DC has so wronged Henry Cavill. Imagine if he was now cast in a reboot of James Bond but they set his film series during the Cold War era of the 1950's 1960's. Less gadgets, more gritty cold-hearted spy realism. pic.twitter.com/bmpB12hRho
— Peter Murphy (@PeterWMurphy1) February 15, 2023
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Apart from Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Henry Cavill, several other names of celebrities like Idris Elba, Richard Madden, and Henry Golding have emerged. Though there has been no official confirmation regarding anyone as the replacement for Daniel Craig. But fans are eagerly waiting for any updates regarding the new James Bond.
Source: Vanity Fair