Daniel Craig recently retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types.
It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include LGBTQ actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. But Out noted that the outlet’s favorite is Luke Evans. Henry Cavill’s name had also popped up previously. Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s name in the mix as per TMZ.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the frontrunner for the role
Taylor-Johnson was previously rumoured to be the frontrunner after he reportedly impressed producer Barbara Broccoli during a secret audition. There’ve been a lot of names thrown around over the past several months, but Aaron’s the first one who’s gotten on camera to try his hand at Bond.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Henry Cavill were tied as the bookies’ favourite to become the next James Bond. William Hill has both Taylor-Johnson and Cavill at 2-1 odds as Daniel Craig’s successor, which comes after the latter was dropped from the role of Superman.
Taylor-Johnson had his breakthrough role in biopic Nowhere Boy, where he played John Lennon. His other notable credits include Kick-Ass, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, 2014’s Godzilla, Nocturnal Animals and most recently Bullet Train opposite Brad Pitt.