Irish star Pierce Brosnan has said the next James Bond should definitely be played by a woman.
Brosnan, who played the iconic character for four movies from 1995-2002, says it is time for men to ‘get out of the way’.
The iconic role is currently played by Brosnan’s successor Daniel Craig, whose final 007 movie ‘No Time To Die’ is scheduled to be released next year.
Brosnan says the time has come for a female Bond to save the day.
He said: “Yes! 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.
“The #MeToo movement has been relevant and significant and well needed in our society, so they’ll have to address that.”
He admitted that such a move was unlikely to materialise as producer Barbara Broccoli would be unwilling to disrupt the franchise in such a manner.
He said: “I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis. I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.”
A teaser for the upcoming movie has already hinted that there will be a new agent 007, who will be played by Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch.
However, Lynch isn’t actually playing the role of James Bond, rather the agent who has taken over the 007 code name.
A movie insider told the Daily Mail: “There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.
“It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling