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Bond role candidate believes 007 has already been cast

Bond role candidate believes 007 has already been cast

Friday 17 March 2023 at 09:25, by Martin Macdonald
Bond role candidate believes 007 has already been cast

One of the candidates mentioned as being in the conversation for the next James Bond, Taron Egerton, believes the role of 007 has already been cast.

Since Daniel Craig's last outing as Bond in No Time to Die, the casting rumour mill has gone into overdrive with various leading men touted for the role in the press and on social media.

One of the names linked was Egerton, who stars in his own spy franchise with the Kingsman series. There has been no official announcement made as to who has replaced Craig, but Egerton reckons the actor chosen has already been informed.

“Yeah. I mean, I think they’ve already got someone, and it’s not me,” he admitted in an interview with Total Film.

“Yeah. I mean, I’ve never been a part of the conversations. I’ve never met the Broccolis. They’ve never enquired about me. I’ve just never been one of the guys that they’re looking at. I just don’t think I’m the right person for that. I think there’s much, much, much better candidates for that role than me.

"But, you know, I’d be a very willing audience member. They’re brilliant films.”

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Egerton may have been alluding to the news that circled recently that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the favourite to don Bond's famous tux. Reports suggested that he had even been screen-tested already.

Even though Taylor-Johnson is happy to be in the conversation, he admits it would be silly of him to believe unsubstantiated news reports.

"It's flattering," he told Vanity Fair.

"You can have something really positive (written about you), but you can also have something really negative that can circulate. You just want to stay in your lane, stay grounded, stay around the people that you love and love you back, and stay in that world.

"The moment you start believing the s**t people say about you, you've lost your f**king mind. You've lost it."

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