Pierce Brosnan doesn’t care about the next James Bond actor

The next Bond film won’t be filmed for at least two years, but Brosnan is in no rush to find out who the next 007 actor will be.

The next James Bond film is at least two years away from filming, but Hollywood is already buzzing with speculation as to who will take on the coveted role recently vacated by Daniel Craig. Wildcards like Jon Hamm have lined up alongside fan-favorites like Idris Elba – who has resigned from starring in the franchise – but longtime Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli recently revealed the final decision is still a long way off.

“Nobody’s in the running,” Broccoli said. “We think about where to go with him, we talk it through. There’s no script, and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film, because it’s really a Bond reinvention. We’re reinventing who he is, and that takes time.”

Her words are unlikely to quell fan speculation about the casting, which will only increase until a new 007 actor is announced. However, not everyone sweats. In a new interview with GQ, former Bond star Pierce Brosnan revealed he has no opinion on the matter.

“Who should do that?” Brosnan said. “I do not care.”

The actor made it clear that he has no hostility toward the 007 series, but is simply thinking about other things at the moment.

“It will be interesting to see who they get who the man is supposed to be,” he said. “Whoever he is, I wish him the best.”

Brosnan added that he’s sporadically kept up with the franchise and seen two of Daniel Craig’s most recent films, but skipped Specter.

“I saw [‘No Time to Die’] and I’ve seen ‘Skyfall,'” Brosnan said, before implying that he didn’t particularly like Craig’s last performance as 007. “I love ‘Skyfall.’ I’m not so sure about the last one. Daniel always gives from his heart. Very brave, very strong.”

In addition to finding a new lead, Broccoli and her team are also tasked with selecting the franchise’s next director. Skyfall and Specter director Sam Mendes recently commented on the debate, noting that he’d be interested in seeing a gender change behind the camera.

“I think the actor who plays Bond will evolve, the director has to evolve,” Mendes said. “I think it would be wonderful to see a woman on Bond. I think it would be wonderful.”

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