As rumours surrounding Lashana Lynch and Bond 25 reach fever pitch, former Bond-man Pierce Brosnan has thrown his support into the ring behind a female 007 lead being cast in the next James Bond film.
“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 and exciting.”
Fans have been pushing for a female 007 to star in the franchise’s next film, “No Time To Die” which will hit theatres in April. The most recent Bond actor, Daniel Craig, will play the iconic spy one last time in the 25th film of the series’ 57-year run.
The idea of a female Bond has of course outraged some, with Piers Morgan saying on air “They are not changing James Bond to a damn woman on my watch.”
Brosnan also said that Bond – known in earlier instalments of the movie franchise as a smooth womaniser – will have to adapt with the times.
However, Brosnan thinks a female Bond is unlikely to hit the screen with the current producers.
“I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis”, he said. “I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.”
In October 2018, 007 producer Barbara Broccoli told the Guardian that Bond is “a male character.”
“He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male. And that’s fine,” Broccoli said. “We don’t have to turn male characters into women. Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”