British actor ‘formally offered’ opportunity to play James Bond

According to reports, a new James Bond has been chosen.

The U.K. newspaper The Sun is reporting that British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 33, has been given a “formal offer” to play MI6’s most famous spy, 007.

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The outlet claims Taylor-Johnson is set to take over Daniel Craig’s role as James Bond, all the 33-year-old needs to do is sign on the dotted line.

“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,” a source told The Sun.

“Aaron is going to sign his contract in the coming days and they can start preparing for the big announcement,” they added.

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Rumors about Taylor-Johnson, who previously starred in the 2010 film Kick-Ass and the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron, potentially becoming the next Bond began swirling shortly after it became known Craig would exit the franchise.

However, when asked about the possibility of playing 007, Taylor-Johnson said he had “to go to the beat of my own drum.”

“It’s my own path, what feels intuitive to me,” he added. “I’ve never made a decision based on other people’s perspectives, or their judgments, or their expectations of me.”

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Taylor-Johnson was one of several actors considered for the role of 007. Cillian Murphy, Idris Elba, Henry Cavil, and James Norton were also in the running.

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