Recent reports have actually recommended that Bullet Train star Aaron Taylor-Johnson remains in the running for James Bond, this following the exit of Daniel Craig in the function after 5 movies. A 26th movie is inescapable, and the look for a brand-new star is still on as nobody has actually yet been formally revealed. While absolutely nothing’s been formally validated, Taylor-Johnson’s name has actually turned up a lot recently amidst reports that he was at the top of the franchise manufacturers’ desired list for the function.

Taylor-Johnson himself has actually now responded to these reports and reports. In a brand-new interview with Vanity Fair, the star states that he discovers the reports “flattering,” however he likewise can’t assist however consider how it might have simply as quickly been uncomplimentary reports that have actually been spreading out. With this in mind, Taylor-Johnson states he’s simply attempting to remain in his lane without putting excessive financial investment into these sort of reports, apparently as part of his efforts to remain level-headed and grounded as he continues to browse his method through Hollywood.

“It’s flattering,” Taylor-Johnson states. “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. Because the moment you start believing the shit people say about you, you’ve lost your f**king mind. You’ve lost it.”

Who Will Be the New James Bond?

James Bond in The Sound of 007

It stays to be seen who will wind up getting cast in the function of Bond for the 26th motion picture. Taylor-Johnson is not the only star who’s been reported for the part. There have actually likewise been current reports of Emily in Paris star Lucien Laviscount increasing for the function. Some other names to turn up in the report mill consist of Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Richard Madden, and Henry Golding.

But for some, like filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, Taylor-Johnson would be definitely ideal. Chadha just recently reviewed how she needed to defend Taylor-Johnson’s casting in her movie Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging when he was still increasing as a star. She has actually heard the Bond reports and states that Taylor-Johnson requires to get that function.

” I needed to battle with Paramount Studios who made that movie,” she informed Deadline.

I stated, ‘I really want to cast this guy. I think he’ s substantial. He’s going to be an excellent skill, a huge star’. And they resembled, Well, nobody understands who he is. And I stated, ‘I understand. But believe me, not yet’. And then I cast him. And naturally, now, if he ends up being the next Bond, I will take total credit.”