Pierce Brosnan Reacts to Aaron Taylor-Johnson James Bond Rumors


Rumors continue to swirl around Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s potential casting as James Bond in the next 007 movie. If he is indeed the next Bond, the Bullet Train star will be the seventh actor to portray the famed character since the film series first kicked off more than 60 years ago, carrying on the legacy of stars like Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. 

Brosnan himself weighed in on Taylor-Johnson possibly playing Bond in a recent appearance on RTÉ Radio 1’s The Ray D’Arcy Show. Brosnan played Bond in four films from 1995 through 2002, including iconic installments like GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. 

“I read the news about his possibilities of being a Bond, so I would definitely tip my hat to the fellow,” Brosnan said honestly. “I think the man has the chops and the talent and the charisma to play Bond, very much so.”

Brosnan went on to reminisce on getting to work with Taylor-Johnson years ago. In 2009, Taylor-Johnson starred in The Greatest, one of the first projects launched by Brosnan’s fledgling Irish DreamTime production company. That experience assured Brosnan today that Taylor-Johnson would be able to seamlessly step into Bond’s shoes

“One of the first movies we made, one of the earliest movies, was The Greatest. And he was the greatest in it,” Brosnan confessed. 

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Brosnan isn’t the only former Bond to have Taylor-Johnson’s back. In an interview with TMZ, George Lazenby, who played the spy in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, said he can handle the stunts and will do the character justice. 

Taylor-Johnson, for his part, has remained tight-lipped about his potential casting. The next Bond film, the 26th in the series, has yet to be officially announced anyway. 

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