Since the release of “Dr. No” in 1962, it's been no secret that super spy James Bond always gets the girl. But could a day come when a Bond film portrays 007 getting the guy?
In an interview with Details, former "James Bond" star Pierce Brosnan says he could see a gay James Bond happening some day, but doesn't believe it will happen for a while. “I don't think Barbara [Broccoli, the James Bond producer] would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime,” Brosnan dished. “But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”
Brosnan added that the film series should start with “a great black actor being James Bond” first. “Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel [Craig] will be there for a while yet,” he said.
The 62-year-old actor portrayed Bond from 1995 to 2002. He starred in “Golden Eye,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “The World Is Not Enough,” and “Die Another Day.”
While Elba is Brosnan's pick for the first black actor to portray James Bond on-screen, “Selma” star David Oyelowo will voice the super spy for the audiobook version of the upcoming novel “Trigger Mortis,” written by Anthony Horowitz.
Oyelowo will join Hugh Quarshie as the only black actors to ever voice Bond. Quarshie voiced the character when he read the audiobook version of "Dr. No" in 2012.
Elba is considered one of the favorites to replace current Bond, Daniel Craig, after his time playing the agent is over. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender are also said to be in the running for the part.
The latest installment of James Bond, “Spectre,” will be released in theaters on Nov. 6. It will be Craig's fourth Bond movie.
The "Spectre" trailer can be seen below: