Pierce Brosnan backs Tom Hardy and Idris Elba in the race to be the next James Bond.

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Pierce Brosnan backs Tom Hardy and Idris Elba in the race to be the next James Bond.

Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond, has backed Tom Hardy and Idris Elba in the battle to replace Daniel Craig after No Time To Die.

No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s penultimate James Bond film, will be released in theaters in late September, but speculation about the future 007 is as widespread as ever. Pierce Brosnan, the incumbent’s predecessor, recently chimed in on who he thinks will inherit the Licence to Kill in the 2020s. The 68-year-old initially stated that he had no idea before endorsing Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

“Idris Elba comes to mind,” Brosnan stated in an interview with People.

“Idris Elba has such a strong presence and a great former voice tensity. He would be fantastic.

“There’s also Tom Hardy out there. Tom, if he wants to be a ball boy, can really chew up the furniture.”

But, according to the GoldenEye star, whoever becomes the next Bond will be in for a wild ride, as Craig’s legacy has only helped the series.

“And I believe now that Daniel has left such an indelible footprint, they can go in a lot of different directions,” Brosnan concluded.

“However, your guess as to who will be the next Bond is as good as mine. It is unlike any other franchise. Nothing.”

The 68-year-old also revealed that he is tired of being asked who should replace Craig as 007 after his death.

“It can get tiresome at times,” he admitted.

“You have to get past that and celebrate it as a member of the audience and as a man who has walked that path and performed that part,” Brosnan continued. “Bond will live on in this place.”

Yahoo polled 30 Bond movie actors and specialists, as well as 2200 superfans, earlier this year to determine the most popular 007 film.

And, as it turned out, Brosnan’s GoldenEye outperformed Craig’s Casino Royale.

Both Bond films were reboots of the 007 franchise, and Martin Campbell directed both of them admirably. Here’s the complete list:

GoldenEye (1995)

‘Casino Royale’ is a (2006)

On the Secret Service of Her Majesty’s Majesty’s Majesty’s Majesty’ (1969)

The Spy Who Fell in Love With Me (1977)

Goldfinger (1964)

The Living Daylights is a film that tells the story of a (1987)

With Love from Russia (1963)

Skyfall (2012)

Killing Permit (1989)

Let let all hang out (1973)

Only for your eyes (1981)

Tomorrow is eternal (1997)

Moonraker (1979)

You only get one chance to live (1967)

Thunderball (1965)

Octopussy (1985)

“Brinkwire Summary News” in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974).

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