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Pierce Brosnan, the James Bond of the 1990s, imagines Idris Elba or Tom Hardy in 007 of the 2020s


The Irish actor, who has played the British spy four times, has appointed the actors most likely, according to him, to succeed Daniel Craig.

Since the disappearances of Roger Moore and Sean Connery he has become, perhaps in spite of himself, the guardian of the Bondian gesture. In full promotion of his new film False Positive, British journalists rushed to him to ask him once again who would be the ideal actor capable of replacing Daniel Craig. The latter, it should be remembered, announced that he will retire from the British secret services of MI6 after leaving his last mission, To die can wait.

Annoyed by this nagging question, but still good-natured in front of the press, Pierce Brosnan still agreed to deliver two names: Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, two perfect 007

After paying tribute to his successor Daniel Craig, the hero of four James Bond missions from 1995 to 2002 (GoldenEye, Tomorrow never dies, The world is not enough, Die another day) gave the reasons for this unsurprisingly dubbing which confirms the many bets of English bookmakers: “Daniel looked gorgeous in the 007 costume. He can retire with pride. He will leave an indelible mark on the saga. To succeed him I am thinking first of Idris Elba. He has an extraordinary presence. Tom Hardy would also be perfect. It can also move the lines. These two men are holding the rope.

Now 68 years old, Pierce Brosnan knows what he owes to the character of James Bond. The almost invulnerable hero created by Ian Fleming will have changed the course of his career: “My ten years as 007 are blessed. It is a real gift that was given to me.After these words, the candidates for the succession of Daniel Craig, have only one thing to hope: that Barbara Broccoli, the great producer of the cinematographic missions, thinks of them. The countdown has begun, To die can wait, will finally be released after two years of waiting due to the health crisis in October …

To die can wait by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux …

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