It's been almost a trilogy of years since the world sat in the edge of its seat, watching Daniel Craig embark on his last mission as James Bond. As the credits rolled on his final portrayal, many wondered who would don the tux next, bringing charisma and charm to the spy universe.
Speculation and anticipation have now pointed toward a new front-runner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Known for his dynamic roles in blockbusters like 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and 'Kick Ass', Taylor-Johnson is seemingly on the brink of becoming the next Bond.
An inside source, spilling details to the Daily Mail, revealed, "He stands out as the top pick for Barbara Broccoli, the Bond chief producer. Aaron's currently leading the race, and in Broccoli's eyes, he's the one to eclipse." Amidst the buzz about Taylor-Johnson potentially becoming the next Bond, there's another enticing possibility on the horizon.
Christopher Nolan, the maestro behind critically acclaimed movies, is rumored to be in consideration for directing the upcoming installment. "Nolan's keen on introducing a fresh perspective to the Bond narrative. If the producers see eye to eye with his vision, he's fully onboard," shared the aforementioned insider.
Dreaming of a Nolan Collaboration
A collaboration between Taylor-Johnson and Nolan might be cinematic gold. In a 2020 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Aaron expressed his eagerness to collaborate with the esteemed director.
"An opportunity with someone like Chris Nolan is a golden ticket in the film world. All you yearn for is a chance to step through that door," he stated. Taylor-Johnson's passion for embracing challenging roles was evident when he opened up about auditioning for the 2022 Batman film.
While he hinted that the role wasn't a guaranteed catch, he believes in taking leaps of faith, quoting, "The best ventures demand risks and putting oneself on the frontline." With the potential union of Taylor-Johnson's acting prowess and Nolan's directorial genius, fans might be in for a Bond film like no other. Only time will unveil if this rumored duo will indeed shake and stir the iconic franchise.