Pierce Brosnan may have played James Bond in four films, but that doesn’t mean he cares about who plays the role next.
The 69-year-old Hollywood mainstay told GQ magazine that he’s not really concerned about who takes on the role after current 007 actor Daniel Craig steps back. Brosnan was the lead actor for the franchise from 1995 until 2002.
“Who should do it?” he asked during a cover interview with the publication. “I don’t care.”
“It’ll be interesting to see who they get, who the man shall be,” he continued. “Whoever he be, I wish him well.”
Brosnan was the fifth actor to play the role of Bond in the main series. Previous stars who stepped up to the role include Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton. Brosnan starred in “GoldenEye” (1995), “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997), “The World Is Not Enough” (1999), and “Die Another Day (2002).”
In the same interview, Brosnan said he liked one of Craig’s recent films. “I love Skyfall,” he told GQ. “I’m not too sure about the last one,” he said of “No Time to Die.”
While Brosnan didn’t seem too upset about who will play Bond next, Harrison Ford doesn’t feel the same way about Indiana Jones. The 80-year-old acting legend made headlines for insisting that the franchise will die with him.
“Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy,” Ford told Today in 2019.
The quote came up again when fans were speculating that Chris Pratt could be a potential replacement for Ford in the Indiana Jones franchise, as The Daily Wire originally reported.
“No, aren’t they doing ‘Indiana Jones’ with Harrison Ford? All I know is I once saw a quote from Harrison Ford and I don’t even know if it was really him but it was enough to scare me, that was like, ‘When I die, Indiana Jones dies.’ And I’m like, am I gonna get haunted by the ghost of Harrison Ford one day when he dies if I play…?” Pratt said in July.
The fifth “Indiana Jones” is slated for 2023.
Meanwhile, a few names are circulating as replacements for Craig as Bond, including Idris Elba. But Elba insists he doesn’t want the part.
“I don’t think that playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals,” he said on an episode of HBO’s “The Shop.”
“It will definitely satisfy the will of a nation, I’m not going to lie. Every corner of the world I go … they always go, ‘Bond.’ And I feel it is beyond me at this juncture,” he said.