Pierce Brosnan riles up James Bond fans by saying it’s time for a female 007

While rumors that Idris Elba could be the first black man to play James Bond have yet to pan out, the iconic secret agent could be getting a different sort of update. British actress Lashana Lynch’s casting in 2020’s No Time to Die — Daniel Craig’s last stint as 007 — has set off whispers that she may become the first female Bond. Pierce Brosnan, for one, is here for it.

“Yes!” the former 007 told The Hollywood Reporter said of having a woman take on the Bond 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.”

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