04-Jan-2023 • Bond 26
Every day a new name is added to the slew of actors being "considered" to land the role of James Bond #6 by the media, but sometimes a reputable reporter goes one step further.
That happened yesterday when Matthew Belloni, a former Hollywood Report editor, made the bold claim that Barbara Broccoli had met with a potential candidate even though the producer a couple of months ago that she had not even started to think about it yet.
Posting behind a paywall on his new Puck News site, Belloni wrote: "The Aaron Taylor-Johnson rumors are true—he sat with producer Barbara Broccoli, and the meeting went well, per sources. But while Taylor-Johnson fits the bill—great actor, British, fits the younger direction the Broccolis want to go, accomplished but not particularly famous—he’s about to be a much bigger star. If Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff Kraven the Hunter or Universal’s Ryan Gosling two-hander The Fall Guy works, Taylor-Johnson might end up, ironically, too famous to take on Bond. "
The 32-year-old English actor is perhaps best known for his breakthrough role in 2010's 'Kickass.' He more recently starred in Christopher Nolan's spy-fi outing 'Tenet' and the cult smash 'Bullet Train.'