from The U.S. Sun

LICENCE TO KICK-ASS: British hunk formally offered role of James Bond and ‘will sign contract this week’ to take over from Daniel Craig

We first revealed in 2022 that the Marvel actor had emerged as a surprise frontrunner

by Howell Davies / Ellie Henman

Here’s what Aaron Taylor-Johnson could look like as the next 007 amid news he’s been formally offered the role of James Bond

BRIT actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is taking his martinis shaken, not stirred, after being formally offered the job as the new James Bond.

Insiders said the Kick-Ass movie star is expected to accept the role as 007, taking over from Daniel Craig, who has played MI6’s most famous spy for 15 years.

Eon Productions, which makes the spy thriller films, is on course to start shooting this year.

A source said: “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.”

The next Bond movie had been delayed because of last year’s Hollywood strikes.

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