- Words Liam Cattermole
The 007 rumour mill is spinning again, as speculation intensifies over Aaron Taylor-Johnson succeeding Daniel Craig.
Earlier this year, James Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli claimed it would be some time before they named the next 007 maverick. However, the announcement could be made as soon as March or April next year. Popular celebrity gossip page Deuxmoi started speculation this week that 32-year-old actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson will be revealed as Daniel Craig’s successor in spring 2023.
Aaron would become the second youngest James Bond, after a 30-year-old George Lazenby took on the role for ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. The High-Wycombe-born actor is most famous for his parts in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Kick-Ass and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Recently starring in The King’s Man, a franchise based on Roger Moore’s books, Deuxmoi claim that fans will be served a mini-trailer of Aaron doing the iconic Bond shot next year.
Since Daniel Craig handed back his gadgets, several names have been rumoured to take on the famous Hollywood role. Previous bookies favourites include Idris Elba, Tom Hardy and Tom Hiddleston, but younger names such as John Boyega, Paul Mescal and Tom Holland have all been mentioned. Whether the claims are fact or fiction, Aaron has inadvertently breathed new life into a debate that continues to rock Hollywood.