Pierce Brosnan On Possible Aaron Taylor-Johnson Casting As James Bond: “I Think The Man Has The Chops”

Another former James Bond star is giving his seal of approval to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who is rumored to be the next 007 agent.

Pierce Brosnan got his turn as James Bond through the 1990s and the beginning of the aughts across four films. As rumors heat up about the next spy agent to take on the role, Brosnan says Taylor-Johnson “has the chops” to take it on.

“I think the man has the chops and the talent and the charisma to play Bond, very much so,” Brosnan said in an interview on The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1.

After 2021’s No Time to Die, Taylor-Johnson would succeed Daniel Craig. Brosnan began playing James Bond with 1995’s GoldenEye, followed by Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, The World Is Not Enough in 1999 and Die Another Day in 2002.

The former 007 agent co-starred with Taylor-Johnson in 2009’s The Greatest, a film that Brosnan produced.

“One of the first movies we made, one of our earliest movies, was The Greatest – and he was in it,” Brosnan recalled. “He was The Greatest in it. It’s a lovely movie with Aaron and Carey Mulligan and Susan Sarandon and myself.”

He continued, “So yes, I read the news about his possibilities of being a Bond, so I would definitely tip my hat to the fellow.”

If Taylor-Johnson becomes the next Bond, Brosnan advises the actor: “Be bold. Go out there, have a great time. Just love it. Just go for it.”

This is the second former James Bond star to approve Taylor-Johnson as the next 007 agent as On Her Majesty’s Secret Service star also believed the Bullet Train actor would be a good choice.


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