James Bond has solely been played by white fellows. One such white buddy is Pierce Brosnan, who from 1995 to 2002 played Bond multiple times in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. Many have required the following Bond on-screen character to be British African on-screen character Idris Elba yet Brosnan is quick to see a lady play the job.
I think we’ve watched the folks do it throughout the previous 40 years, he said to The Hollywood Reporter. Escape the way, folks, and put a lady up there. I figure it would invigorate, it would energize.
Brosnan was explicitly addressing bits of gossip that Lashana Lynch will take the 007 mantles in No Time to Die, the following Bond flick. No Time to Die is scheduled for an April 2020 discharge and will see Daniel Craig play Bond once and for all. It’ll be Craig’s fifth excursion as 007 after Casino Royal, Quantum of Solace, Sky fall and Specter.
Lynch, then, is making her Bond debut with No Time to Die. She’s known for playing Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel. Idris Elba was initially supposed – or perhaps simply wanted by numerous fans – to play Bond after Craig, however, the famously attractive on-screen character shot down that plausibility a year ago.
I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis. I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch, he said of Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, the daughter of Albert Cubby Broccoli, who originally bought the screen rights to the character. Still, he had nothing but praise for his own experiences with the franchise.
James Bond has a certain significance and deep pride, he said. I will be asked about him until my dying days – it just goes with the territory. He’s a beloved character. I was honored to play the role and I rejuvenated a franchise that had been dormant.
Brosnan previously endorsed Tom Hardy as the next Bond, telling The Mail on Sunday in 2018, I think Tom Hardy could be a good Bond. I’d be happy to see him do it. You need an actor who can put a bit of wiggle into it – that’s what makes Bond.