As the search for the next James Bond continues, one thing is certain – Pierce Brosnan simply doesn’t care who becomes the next martini-drinking secret agent.
The 69-year-old actor performed 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 thoughts on the subject abundantly clear.
“Who’s going to do this?” he told GQ magazine in a cover interview. “I do not care.”
“It will be interesting to see who they get who the man is supposed to be,” he continued. “Whoever he is, I wish him the best.”
Brosnan became the fifth actor to land the role of Bond after Timothy Dalton, who appeared in two films as a secret agent.
During Brosnan’s seven-year tenure as Bond, he appeared in four films, including GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). ).
Elsewhere in the interview, Brosnan revealed that he has only seen two of Craig’s five Bond films: Skyfall and the most recent release, No Time to Die.
“I love Skyfall,” the actor told the outlet. When asked for his thoughts on No Time To Die, Brosnan appeared to shadow the film.
“I’m not sure about the last one,” he revealed. Despite the thought, Brosnan applauded Craig for being “very brave” and “very strong.”
As the search for the next Bond continues, there has been talk for years that Idris Elba will be the next 007. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson recently responded to the whispers.
“He’s awesome,” Wilson told Variety, while Broccoli added, “We love Idris.”
“It’s going to take a couple of years,” Broccoli said. “And if we cast Bond, that’s a 10, 12-year commitment. So he’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want this thing?’ Not everyone wants that. It was hard enough to get it (Daniel Craig to do it).”
Wilson pointed out that Craig, who is now 54, was in his 30s when he first started as Bond. Since Elba is 50 years old, he would be at least in his 60s by the time he retires, which makes the casting seem unlikely.