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James Bond: Pierce Brosnan Thinks Tom Hardy and Idris Elba Should Play Agent 007

With Daniel Craig’s last Bond film, No Time To Die hitting the theatres in October 2021, speculations on who will get the licence to kill next are surfacing on the internet. Recently, during the promotions of False Positive, another James Bond legend, Pierce Brosnan shared his personal choice for Agent 007 after Craig. He believes that Idris Elba and Tom Hardy would be the right fit for the iconic Hollywood agent.

Born as a character in Ian Fleming’s book in 1953, James Bond has been an integral part of the cinemas ever since he landed on the big screen with Sean Connery. Many A-list actors have portrayed the British secret service agent, with Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig as the latest ones. Brosnan was the fifth actor to fill the shoes of the coveted character from 1995 to 2002. He proved to be the right choice by nailing GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. Brosnan was succeeded by Daniel Craig, whose different portrayal from that of his predecessors became the USP for the franchise. Craig made his debut as Bond with Casino Royale in 2006 and swept us off our feet immediately. Taking a fresh and distinctive route on Bond pushed the franchise to the top of the Box Office. 

Even though it’s been years since Brosnan left the Bond series, he has had a strong influence on the debate surrounding the potential successor of Daniel Craig after No Time To Die. Some of the names that floated around were Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, and Regé-Jean Page. 

Not only did Brosnan praise Daniel’s work, but he also named the actors he would want to see as 007. 

Idris Elba comes to mind. Idris is such a powerful presence and such a great former voice tensity. He would be magnificent. There’s Tom Hardy out there as well. Tom can really chew the furniture up, just be a ball boy – both men can. And I think now that Daniel has left such an indelible footprint, they can go in many different ways. But your guess is as good as mine, who’s going to be the next Bond.”

Considering the remarkable personalities and acting prowess of both the stars from Venom and Luther, the competition seems quite fierce this time. Their powerful aura undoubtedly captures the essence of James Bond.

Written by Ipshita Barua