The 33-year-old star of the upcoming Kraven the Hunter has been rumoured to have impressed Broccoli in a secret audition and plays it coy about those 007 rumours in interviews.
Meanwhile, the actor has worked previously with Christopher Nolan, who is in talks to direct the reboot, according to multiple reports.
Nevertheless, Taylor-Johnson has some tough competition in the bookies’ race to be the next Bond.
Just behind him on 3-1 is James Norton, followed Henry Cavill on 4-1, Regé-Jean Page on 6-1 and Tom Hardy on 7-1.
Also in the running are Paapa Essiedu on 8-1, Jack Lowden on 12-1, both Richard Madden and Callum Turner on 14-1, Aidan Turner on 16-1 and Sope Dirisu on 20-1.
Given the ongoing Hollywood actor’s strike, our best bet of the next Bond being announced will be sometime next year for a 2025 release.