Next James Bond: Henry Cavill hopes soar after Aaron Taylor-Johnson 007 news

Hopes that Henry Cavill will be the next James Bond have soared after news emerged that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is being linked to the iconic 007 role.

The news that Taylor-Johnson is being considered for the role of the world's most famous spy has been welcomed by many Bond fans, but has also sparked speculation that Cavill could be the frontrunner.

The Superman actor has long been a popular choice to take over from Daniel Craig when the actor steps down after the release of the next Bond film, No Time To Die.

Cavill is no stranger to the world of espionage, having played a CIA agent in Mission: Impossible – Fallout and a British spy in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

He has also recently been linked to the role of the Marvel character Wolverine, which could indicate his desire to take on more action-oriented roles.

Furthermore, Cavill's impressive physique and rugged good looks make him a natural fit for the role of Bond.

Taylor-Johnson, meanwhile, is best known for his roles in Kick-Ass and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and has recently been linked to the role of Bond.

It is not yet clear whether or not Taylor-Johnson will be the next Bond, but it is certainly exciting news for Bond fans.

The decision on who will take over from Craig will likely be made in the coming months, and Cavill could well be in the running.

Only time will tell if Cavill will become the next James Bond, but it is clear that his hopes are soaring.