High Wycombe-born actor Aaron Taylor Johnson has been chosen as the next James Bond, according to new reports.

The 33-year-old, who is known for his roles in Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy and Avengers: Age of Ultron, has reportedly been 'formally offered' the coveted role.

A source told The Sun newspaper that Taylor-Johnson, who grew up in High Wycombe, was "the perfect person to play Bond" and that "a formal offer is on the table". 

Adding: "As far as (Bond production company) Eon Productions is concerned, Aaron is going to sign his contract in the coming days, and they can start preparing for the big announcement."

They also said Eon is hoping to begin shooting a new 007 film at Pinewood Studios in Iver this year. 

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 Taylor-Johnson remained tight-lipped when questioned on the rumours by Numero magazine last week, telling the publication: "I find it charming and wonderful that people see me in that role. I take it as a great compliment."

Ladbrokes named the 33-year-old as the bookie's favourite to play Ian Fleming's famous character on Monday (March 18).

His casting would fit with co-producer Michael G Wilson's assertion back in 2022 that Craig's replacement would be "a thirty-something".

Taylor-Johnson attended the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe between 1996 and 2008, where he studied drama, jazz, singing, tap dance and acrobatics.

Could you see him as the next James Bond?