Shaken Not Stirred: Aaron Taylor-Johnson is Reported Frontrunner For Next James Bond

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The ever evolving rumor mill for James Bond casting seems to be active again. Today, there's a rumor swirling that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has all but signed on to join the next iteration of the action heavy spy series. He would be taking over after Daniel Craig recently retired from the role after the highly successful No Time to Die which was his final outing as the character. While nothing has been finalized or confirmed, it looks like the news may have some truth behind it. Apparently, he auditioned for the role and Barbara Broccoli and her execs were highly impressed with his skills. He recently tried out for the part at Pinewood Studios. 

Johnson is definitely used to starring in big budget box office hits. He previously starred in Godzilla, the Kick Ass trilogy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron as Quicksilver. His reps have not confirmed the potential casting news. However, it seems that those behind the 007 series are looking to go for a much younger version of James Bond as its said that this will once again reboot and retool the character to a greener, less experienced secret agent. 

Obviously, we'll update as we hear more about their next step in bringing Bond back to the screen yet again. There has been no official announcement on when the character will be back in cinemas.