Pierce Brosnan doesn’t care who the next James Bond is

As the search for the next James Bond continues, one thing is certain – Pierce Brosnan just doesn’t care who becomes the next martini-sipping secret agent.

The 69-year-old actor played the iconic role of 007 in a total of four Bond films spanning from 1995 until his departure from the franchise in 2002.

When asked who should be sipping the “shaken, not stirred” martini after Daniel Craig, Brosnan made his opinion on the matter abundantly clear.

“Who should do it?” he said to GQ magazine in an interview for the cover. “I do not care.”

“It’s going to be interesting to see who they get, who the guy is going to be,” he continued. “Whoever he is, I wish him well.”

Brosnan was the fifth actor to be cast as Bond, following Timothy Dalton, who appeared as the secret agent in two films.

During Brosnan’s 7 years as Bond, he appeared in four films, including GoldenEye in 1995, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, The World Is Not Enough in 1999, and “Die Another Day” from 2002.

Daniel Craig as James Bond "No time to die."
Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die.

Elsewhere in the interview, Brosnan revealed that he had only seen two of Craig’s five Bond films: “Skyfall” and the latest film, “No Time to Die.”

“I love Skyfall,” the actor told the publication. When asked what he thought of No Time to Die, Brosnan seemed to throw shade at the film.

“I’m not too sure about that last one,” he revealed. Despite the thought, Brosnan applauded Craig for being “very brave” and “very strong.”

Pierce Brosnan played the role of 007 in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997.
Pierce Brosnan played the role of 007 in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997.
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While the search for the next Bond continues, talk of Idris Elba as the next 007 has been going on for years. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson recently responded to the whispers.

“He’s awesome,” Wilson said Diversity while Broccoli added: “We love Idris.”

“There’s going to be a few years off,” Broccoli said. “And when we choose Bond, it’s a 10-, 12-year commitment. So he’s probably thinking, “Do I really want this thing?” Not everyone wants to do that. It was hard enough to get (Daniel Craig to do it).”

Wilson pointed out that Craig, now 54, was 30 when he first started as Bond. Since Elba was 50, he would have been at least in his 60s when he dropped out, making the casting unlikely.


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