Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan, the previous James Bond actor, recently got candid about his views on Daniel Craig‘s last movie as the British super spy, “No Time to Die.” Brosnan was previously cast as James Bond and played the role for seven years before handing over the reins.
After Craig’s last movie as the super spy in 2021, the studio is yet to decide on the next James Bond. Some of the top choices include Miles Teller, Idris Elba, and several others.
When asked about his thoughts concerning the new character, Brosnan revealed that he didn’t have any opinions concerning the pick. The actor also talked about a number of Craig’s James Bond titles he had watched over the years and his honest opinion concerning them.
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Pierce Brosnan Said He Wasn’t Sure Of ‘No Time To Die’
In an interview with GQ on September 22, Brosnan talked about some of Craig’s James Bond titles he had seen in the past and how he thought of them. While he gave a positive review of “Skyfall,” the former James Bond actor revealed that he wasn’t “too sure” about “No Time to Die.”
He said, “I saw the last one, and I saw Skyfall. I love Skyfall. I’m not too sure about the last one.” Brosnan complimented Craig, who took on the James Bond mantle from him, crediting the actor for “always giving of his heart” in his projects.
The 69-year-old went on to call Craig “Very courageous” and “very strong,” however he adds a “but” and neglects to finish the thought.
Pierce Brosnan Doesn’t Care About New James Bond
Further in the GQ interview, the “Mamma Mia!” actor revealed that he did not know who would be selected as the next James Bond. Brosnan also admitted that he was not particularly interested in the eventual decision. He notably said, “Who should do it? I don’t care.”
In a relatively uninterested tone, according to the magazine interviewer, the star said that he thought it would be “interesting to see who they get, who the man shall be.” Brosnan went on to wish the next as of yet unidentified James Bond well during his time as the character.
The 69-year-old was cast as James Bond in four movies between 1995 and 2002. His movie debut as the super spy was “GoldenEye” in 1995, after which he played the character again in 1997’s “Tomorrow Never Dies.” Brosnan’s last movies as the British character were “The World is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day.”
The Next James Bond Has Not Been Found Yet
After Craig announced that “No Time to Die” would be his last movie last year, there was a lot of speculation around several stars concerning who would succeed the actor in the franchise. Names like Henry Cavill and Elba, Teller, and Regé-Jean Page were all mentioned.
In June this year, the movie producer Barbara Broccoli announced that the next James Bond film would start filming “at least two years” from now. She also revealed that the studio was yet to start searching for a replacement for Craig mainly “because it’s a reinvention of Bond.”
According to Deadline, Broccoli said, “Nobody’s in the running. We’re working out where to go with him; we’re talking that through. There isn’t a script, and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is, and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.”
‘No Time To Die’ Is Daniel Craig’s Last 007 Film
Craig started working with the 007 franchise and playing James Bond in 2006. The actor’s first movie was “Casino Royale” and helped the decades-old franchise start on a new no-nonsense approach.
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While shedding light on his time in the franchise, Craig revealed that he wouldn’t “change a second of it.”
“On a personal note,” the actor said. “I am very, so deeply proud of the work we’ve done together. I am humbled and amazed by our achievements, the records we’ve broken, and the lives that we’ve affected. And although, on occasion, sometimes I’ve complained, grumbled — even threatened to slash my wrists — I wouldn’t change a second of it.”
Prior to the release of “Spectre” in 2015, Craig reportedly claimed that he would prefer to “rather slash my wrists” than replay the character in the franchise’s fifth movie.