Speaking to the Press Association the former Bond star, Pierce Brosnan, 62, shared his thoughts on the next James Bond. He stated that in light of rumours there could be the first Black actor the play the iconic character: “anything is possible for sure, but I think he’ll be male and he’ll be white.”
The actor played Bond from 1994- 2005, before passing over to Daniel Craig who played Bond for the final time in the highly-anticipated Spectre.
Brosnan seemed keen to stress however that: “There’s wonderful black actors out there who could be James Bond, and there’s no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond.”
“But a female James Bond, no, I think it has to be male,” Brosnan says. “James Bond is a guy, he’s all male. His name is James, his name is James Bond.”
His comments follow Brit actor, Andrew Garfield, calling out for a modern-day superhero in the future. The Social Network actor who starred in both the 2012 and 2014 reboots of the Spider-Man movie, alongside his real-life girlfriend of three years, Emma Stone, 26, says; “we’re scared of things that aren’t us,” before adding, “love is love, skin is skin, flesh is flesh. We’re all wrapped in the same thing. I have no preference.”
The 32-year old actor added that he “doesn’t give a s**t” about the Marvel character’s sexual preference. “I’m excited to the point where we don’t have to have this conversation, where we can have a pansexual Spider-Man.” Way to go, Andy!
And controversially, the Spider-Man films reportedly have a legal agreement between Sony and Marvel stating that Peter Parker is to remain “Caucasian and heterosexual”, but Andrew clearly disagrees – quite strongly. “That’s why everyone thinks it could be them in that suit. You don’t see skin colour. You don’t see sexual orientation. You don’t see how old the person is, gender, the whole thing.” The California-born actor clearly hopes the role, in future, isn’t so restrictive.
The next reboot of the film series will see rising British actor, Tom Holland, 19, as Spider-Man, with the film set for release in 2017.
We will certainly miss seeing Andrew flinging himself from building to building, and his adorable relationship with Gwen Stacey, but we’re excited after the actor’s latest statement. Could we be seeing a pansexual Spider-Man in the next one? Here’s hoping!
And Bond? Watch this space…