Pierce Brosnan, who starred in four Bond films in seven years, certainly earned his 007 streaks and managed to deliver one of the best modern Bond films with his first appearance “Goldeneye”.
He left the role after 2002’s “Die Another Day” and was replaced by Daniel Craig, who stepped into the Bond shoes with 2006’s “Casino Royale” before concluding his run of five films with 2021’s “No Time to Die.” .
With attention turning to who should be next, and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson recently talking about the early days of this process, it’s understandable that some former Bond actors would be asked.
While doing the “Black Adam” press, Brosnan was doing a new profile paper for GQ UK and quickly popped the question before the interviewer had time to ask, reportedly saying in a ‘disinterested’ tone: “Who should I don’t care. It will be interesting to see who they get, who the man will be. Whoever he is, I wish him the best.”
He then goes on to talk about Craig’s tenure: “I saw the last one and I saw Skyfall. I like Skyfall. I’m not so sure about the latter. Daniel always gives from his heart. Very brave, very strong. But…” with the magazine adding that “the thought remains unfinished”.
In a separate video interview, he had nothing but praise for Craig’s run as 007: “I have the utmost admiration for Daniel Craig and what he did. The physicality he brought to the performance was monumental.”
The new Bond casting is expected to last a few more years and will require an actor willing to commit for at least a decade.