• Has the new "James Bond" been chosen?
  • Insiders report an offer to an actor
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson to become the new "007"

"James Bond" is returning - and the actor to play him has finally been found. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (33) is said to have been offered the role, an insider tells 'The Sun'.

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Will Aaron Taylor-Johnson be the new "James Bond"?

The source from inside the studio reveals: "Bond is Aaron’s job, should he wish to accept it. The formal offer is on the table and they are waiting to hear back. As far as Eon is concerned, Aaron is going to sign his contract in the coming days and they can start preparing for the big announcement."

Despite delays caused by the strikes in Hollywood last year, a script is in the works and production is due to take place at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

Taylor-Johnson has apparently prevailed over actors such as Cillian Murphy, Idris Elba, Henry Cavill and James Norton in the selection process and is to take over the part of Daniel Craig.

When Aaron was recently asked if he would play "James Bond", he explained, "I find it charming and wonderful that people see me in that role. I take it as a great compliment."

Aaron Taylor-Johnson first made a name for himself with his role in 'Kick-Ass' and as "Quicksilver" in the Marvel universe. His portrayal of a psychopath in the 2016 thriller 'Nocturnal Animals', for which he received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, was celebrated. Most recently, he impressed in 'Bullet Train', among others.

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Only time will tell if we get a firm confirmation that Aaron Taylor-Johnson will slip into the legendary role.