Pierce Brosnan Thinks Idris Elba Should Be The Next James Bond: 'Magnificent'

Idris Elba is one of the most gorgeous men on the planet. I know, right? Do I win an award for the most obvious statement ever? His style, his charisma, and his charm mean he is the ideal candidate to portray James Bond. The world needs a fresh take on the classic character, and I think Idris is the perfect remedy.

Do you know who else agrees with me? James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan!

As fans of the franchise will recall, Pierce Brosnan portrayed 007 from 1995 to 2002.

I think most fans of the films can agree Pierce is one of the ultimate James Bond actors and now, he is weighing in on the fan-favorite choice to take over the franchise — Idris Elba.

While chatting with *People* the actor was asked who he thought the next James Bond should be.

"Idris Elba comes to mind," he said. "Idris is such a powerful presence and such a great former voice tensity. He would be magnificent."

He also through Tom Hardy's name out there as well.

"There’s Tom Hardy out there as well. Tom can really chew the furniture up, just be a ball boy — both men can."

Pierce added: "I think now that Daniel has left such an indelible footprint, they can go in many different ways"

"But your guess is as good as mine, who’s going to be the next Bond. There’s no other franchise like it. Nothing."

However, just like you and I, Pierce wants to know who the next Bond will be right now!

He said constantly being asked to speculate who the actor will be has become "wearisome."

"You have to get over that and celebrate it as a member of the audience and as a man who has kind of walked that walk and played that part," he explained.

"Bond will live on here."

What do you think? Will Idris Elba have your vote? Let us know in the comments below!

h/t: People