Starting with Sean Connery in the first 007 films, Dr. No., the James Bond franchise has now grown into a huge empire, with around 25 films to its credit. In its latest iteration, Daniel Craig was seen becoming the super-spy, until his departure from the franchise with No time to die.
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Since his departure, the race to become the next 007 has become fierce, with The man of steel Henry Cavill and The Suicide SquadIdris Elba becoming top contenders. The producers, meanwhile, take their time with the casting, since they intend to reinvent James Bonn.
Pierce Brosnan’s Legacy in the Bond Franchise
Being the fifth man to play the super spy, Pierce Brosnan had some big shoes to fill, as Sean Connery and Roger Moore left a huge mark on the franchise. He started his run with golden eye in 1995, directed by Martin Campbell.
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golden eye was well received, but each subsequent film was not as successful as the first. So when he left the franchise in die another day, fans were excited to see who the next Bond will be. Surprising to many, Daniel Craig was cast as Bond in Casino Royale.
Pierce Brosnan’s take on No Time to Die
As Daniel Craig’s race is over, Pierce Brosnan commented on the Knives out the actor’s legacy. In an interview with GQ, he said he liked celestial fall, directed by Sam Mendes. But he also expressed his displeasure with no time to dieindicating:
“I saw the last one and I saw Skyfall. I love Skyfall. I’m not too sure about the last one. … Daniel always gives from his heart. Very brave, very strong. But…”
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Although he declined to elaborate further, we can assume that the responses from fans and critics didn’t sit well with him. Considering the only aspect the last film changed from the franchise’s formula was killing off the super-spy, that might be why he was disappointed.