FORMER James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has called for men to “get out of the way” so a female can play the superspy.
The 66-year-old star said a woman should take over his successor Daniel Craig when his final movie No Time To Die is released next year.
Pierce Brosnan says a female 007 would be ‘exciting’[/caption]
Pierce said of the prospect of a female Bond: “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.”
But the actor from Drogheda, who starred in four Bond films from 1995 to 2002, said producer Barbara Broccoli was unlikely to make the move in an interview at Deauville Film Festival.
He continued: “I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis. I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.”
Brosnan portrayed James Bond from 1995 to 2004 and starred in four movies[/caption]
“The #MeToo movement has been relevant and significant and well needed in our society, so they’ll have to address that.”
In July, it was reported that actress Lashana Lynch would take on the iconic spy role of 007 in Bond 25.
While titular hero James Bond will still be portrayed by Daniel Craig, 51, writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge is thought to have introduced a major twist to the long-running franchise.
She will introduce the Captain Marvel star, 31, as the current 007’s replacement within the secret service, while a decision has yet to be made who will take over from Craig in Bond 26.
Lashana Lynch is confirmed to have a role in Bond 25[/caption]
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An insider told the Mail: “There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.
“It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”
Cristoph Waltz will reprise the role of Blofeld in the flick after he was spotted on set at Pinewood Studios.
The star, 62, played the head of a shadowy organisation of villains in 2015’s Spectre, and is back for a second outing despite previously claiming he wouldn’t be in the next flick.
No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final movie as James Bond[/caption]
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