Oscar-nominated star named as ‘favourite to be new James Bond as movie bosses eye up TWO actors for next film in 007 franchise’

Oscar-nominated star named as ‘favourite to be new James Bond as movie bosses eye up TWO actors for next film in 007 franchise’

Paul Mescal is reportedly in talks to play a younger James Bond within the subsequent movie from the 007 franchise.

Film bosses are stated to be lining up two actors to play the spy, one older and one youthful.

And rumours are actually swirling that Paul, 27, could possibly be within the working to tackle the most important movie position, in accordance with The Solar on Sunday.

Irish star Paul, who rose to fame in 2020 in BBC Three’s romantic drama Regular Individuals, instructed Digital Spy that 12 months: ‘Would I play Bond? Yeah?

‘I don’t know. If it ever got here my method, we’d focus on it.’

Paul Mescal is reportedly in talks to play a younger James Bond within the subsequent movie from the 007 franchise (actor Paul pictured in March this 12 months)

MailOnline has contacted a consultant for Paul for remark.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was named the new favorite to turn into the subsequent James Bond in October.

Ever since Daniel Craig ditched the 007 position after 5 movies and made his Bond swansong in 2021’s No Time To Die, rumours have been rife over which debonair star will exchange the icon.

An insider revealed to MailOnline that British Aaron actor, 33, was extraordinarily near touchdown the position, with Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan, 53, trying more likely to helm the subsequent movie within the franchise.

The insider stated: ‘Aaron Taylor-Johnson is at the moment the new favorite to step into the long-lasting position, he’s the primary selection for Barbara Broccoli – he’s the one to beat.’

They added of Christopher: ‘He’s extraordinarily fascinated by doing one thing very completely different with the franchise. If he can get his method with producers, then he’s all for it.’

It was beforehand reported that Christopher needed to direct the subsequent Bond movie as a interval piece set in the identical as the unique supply materials – one thing that director Quentin Tarantino had beforehand needed to do with On line casino Royale, however was turned down.

Nevertheless, the insider added: ‘Whether or not Nolan approaching board will have an effect on the casting of Aaron Taylor-Johnson is at the moment a gray space – as he’s very explicit with who he works with.’

Ever since Daniel Craig ditched the 007 role after five films and made his Bond swansong in 2021's No Time To Die, rumours have been rife over which debonair star will replace the icon (Daniel pictured in 2012's Skyfall)

Ever since Daniel Craig ditched the 007 position after 5 movies and made his Bond swansong in 2021’s No Time To Die, rumours have been rife over which debonair star will exchange the icon (Daniel pictured in 2012’s Skyfall)

Christopher is thought for persistently utilizing related casts in his movies, working with one other rumoured Bond, Tom Hardy, on three movies, Inception, Dunkirk and The Darkish Knight Rises. 

He has labored with Aaron on 2020 movie Tenet, by which the actor performed minor character Ives.

Aaron has beforehand spoken about how he ‘needed to be in Nolan’s presence’ as he lobbied for a job in Tenet.

Chatting with The Hollywood Reporter in 2020, he stated: ‘When there’s a chance to work with somebody like Chris Nolan, you simply hope to get your foot within the door. 

‘He’s at all times going to have his go-to actors, so that you by no means know if one thing goes to return round or not.

‘John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki had been already on board, weeks away from taking pictures, and I used to be simply ready within the wings and placing my hand up, going, “I’d actually like to get in a room with Chris Nolan.” And it was fairly a course of if I’m being sincere.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was recently named the hot favourite to become the next James Bond (Aaron pictured in August last year)

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was just lately named the new favorite to turn into the subsequent James Bond (Aaron pictured in August final 12 months)

‘I went by means of a few completely different castings earlier than I might even get within the room to do one other audition for him. 

‘So it wasn’t a performed deal, however the perfect issues are value combating for and placing your self out on a limb. 

‘So it didn’t come about that simple, however fortunately, he gave me the half. And it didn’t matter to me how massive or small the position was. 

‘I simply needed to be in his presence on his subsequent film.’

It was previously reported Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan, 53, was looking likely to helm the next film in the franchise, with Aaron keen to work with him (Christopher pictured in July this year)

It was beforehand reported Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan, 53, was trying more likely to helm the subsequent movie within the franchise, with Aaron eager to work with him (Christopher pictured in July this 12 months)

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