Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan thinks it’s time for a female 007 to grace the big screen.
When talking with THR, Brosnan was very enthusiastic about the potential of the next Bond being female. When asked his opinion on the matter, Brosnan stated, “Yes! I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”
Despite his enthusiasm, he expressed doubt over whether or not it would ever happen, at least not while the franchise’s current producers are involved. “I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis. I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.” These views are far from unfounded. In fact, Barbara Broccoli made her views clear and claimed that the Bond films would never depict a female Bond.
Brosnan then revealed how he believed the franchise should change — assuming that it does — and adapt to current attitudes, particularly in the #MeToo era. He stated, “The #MeToo movement has been relevant and significant and well needed in our society, so they’ll have to address that.”
While it hasn’t been announced who will replace Craig, it looks like a female 007 will be introduced in No Time to Die… sort of. It’s been reported that Captain Marvel actress Lashana Lynch will play the new 007 agent in No Time to Die, but she isn’t replacing Craig as James Bond. Instead, it’s believed that Lynch’s character Nomi will be the replacement 007 agent for Bond after he leaves MI6 at the end of Spectre.
Directed and co-written by Cary Fukunaga, Bond 25 stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek. It is scheduled for release on April 8, 2020.