Speculation concerning who will play the next James Bond have turned a new corner today. For those who may have been anticipating that Taron Egerton might play Bond, think again. It has been officially revealed that he will not be playing the title role of 007.
As per IGN.COM, Taron Egerton (Kingsman) has been removed from rumors that he is in the running to be the next 007, James Bond. Although, Taron admits that he has never been in discussions for the highly coveted role with any producer, agent or other affiliated party.
Egerton shrugged off James Bond casting rumors during a recent interview with Total Film, per GamesRadar. Egerton suggested he isn’t the “right person” for the job, and that the 007 producers may have already found someone to be Daniel Craig’s successor.
“I think they’ve already got someone, and it’s not me,” he said. “I’ve never been a part of the conversations. I’ve never met the Broccolis. They’ve never enquired about me. I’ve just never been one of the guys that they’re looking at. I just don’t think I’m the right person for that. I think there’s much, much, much better candidates for that role than me.”
Egerton indicated that he didn’t have any insider knowledge but rather an instinctual feeling that casting had moved forward without him and that he would be assuming the role of “a very willing audience member” because “they’re brilliant films.”