The future of James Bond is always changing, but at least one former 007 would like that future to be a little more female. According to Pierce Brosnan, the idea of a female Bond is downright “exhilarating.” Like an-invisible-car-hurtling-toward-an-ice-palace level of exhilarating. “Yes!’ Brosnan told The Hollywood Reporter when asked about the potential hiring of a woman for the role. “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years. Get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating. It would be exciting.”
However, the actor, who played the British secret agent in 1995’s GoldenEye, 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies, 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, and 2002’s Die Another Day, doubts a lady 007 will grace the silver screen as long as the Bond franchise is executive-produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. “I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis,” said Brosnan. “I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.”
In 2018, Barbara Broccoli told the Guardian, “Bond is male. He’s a male character. He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male.” So, if the rumor about actress Lashana Lynch potentially picking up the 007 mantle from Daniel Craig in No Time to Die is true, consider her first mission extremely accomplished.