Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reportedly on the verge of accepting the role of James Bond, bringing an end to months of speculation over who will succeed Daniel Craig. The 33-year-old actor, known for his roles in “Nocturnal Animals,” “Kick-Ass,” “Nowhere Boy,” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” has been formally offered the opportunity to portray the iconic British secret agent, according to reports from The Sun.

While Taylor-Johnson has not yet officially confirmed his acceptance of the role, sources indicate that he is the front-runner to become the seventh actor to take on the part since the franchise’s inception in 1962.

The news comes after a recent poll suggested that Idris Elba remained the public’s top choice for the role, despite being 51 years old and having previously ruled himself out due to commitments to other projects, such as the crime drama “Luther.”

Should Taylor-Johnson accept the offer, he will join the ranks of illustrious actors who have portrayed Bond, including Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan.

Speculation surrounding Taylor-Johnson’s potential casting has been ongoing for some time, with other A-list contenders like Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, and recent Oscar-winner Cillian Murphy also being considered for the role.

The decision to cast Taylor-Johnson as Bond would mark a significant milestone in his already successful career, which has seen him receive critical acclaim and accolades, including nominations for BAFTAs and a Golden Globe win for Best Supporting Actor.

As fans eagerly await an official announcement regarding Taylor-Johnson’s potential portrayal of James Bond, speculation continues to swirl about the direction of the franchise under new leadership. Barbara Broccoli, the longtime producer of the Bond films, has emphasised that the decision is not merely about casting a role but involves a comprehensive reassessment of the franchise’s future direction.