There are many people currently giving their opinion on who should or shouldn’t be the next James Bond, but one person who certainly isn’t giving it much thought seems to be former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan. As one of the six actors to have portrayed the eternally popular spy, Brosnan is always going to be on the receiving end of questions about the franchise, but it seems that he might not give the answers many interviewers will be hoping for.
With Daniel Craig now having hung up his license to kill for the final time, the hunt is starting for the seventh iteration of the character, and while speaking to GQ magazine for one of their star profiles, Brosnan was asked about who he would like to see taking over the mantle from Craig. His reply was pretty to the point:
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“Who should do it? I don’t care. It’ll be interesting to see who they get, who the man shall be. Whoever he be, I wish him well.”
Although the actor goes on to note that he has seen Skyfall, which he enjoyed, and No Time To Die, on Craig’s swan song Brosnan says, “I’m not too sure about the last one…Daniel always give all of his heart. Very courageous, very strong. But…” And that is where his answer ends, with the publication adding that the actor’s tone during his comments suggests that to him the subject is “maybe not actually that interesting.”
Pierce Brosnan Plays Doctor Fate In Black Adam
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While Pierce Brosnan is still well known for his time as James Bond, the actor has of course moved on to many other projects since. This has included singing and dancing in Mamma Mia! and its sequel, playing a thief in The Thomas Crown Affair, and a government agent – imagine that – in The November Man, but his new role will see him joining the DCEU as Doctor Fate in the Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam.
According to the movie’s lead, Brosnan is “a force and really delivers” in the role as the Justice Society of America member who is the son of an archaeologist who was taught sorcery and is in possession of the Helmet of Fate. As one of DC’s most powerful characters, Fate has the power of immortality and invulnerability at his disposal as well as immense physical and mental strength to boot. As another string to Brosnan’s bow, his Black Adam role is certainly a departure from some of the actor’s more grounded roles. While discussing his role, Brosnan explained:
“He has powers to foresee the future, and raise the dead, and teleport, while wearing a gold helmet. Absolutely, yes [the helmet is essential]. It’s a blessing and a curse. It’s almost like a drug addiction in some respects. It takes a lot of energy to wear the helmet. It was a very beautifully designed outfit and helmet, which I’m quite fond of. Jaume Collet-Serra is very inclusive in the collaboration. He was wonderful in the sense that he would send me designs of the helmet, so I could participate in the look of it.”