James Bond director: Gay Bond would ‘feel more like a spin-off’

Nick Duffy September 4, 2015
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The director of Bond film Quantum of Solace has weighed in to a discussion about whether the famous womanising character could romance men.

Pierce Brosnan, who played the iconic spy from 1995’s GoldenEye to 2002’s Die Another Day, recently caused a storm when asked that Bond could be portrayed as gay or bisexual.

He initially said: “Sure. Why not?”, before adding: “I don’t think [the producer] would allow a gay Bond to happen.”

The director of Daniel Craig’s 2008 Bond film, Quantum of Solace, has also weighed in.

Marc Forster, who helmed the critically-panned instalment in the franchise, told BANG Showbiz that the films must remain faithful to the original Ian Fleming novels.

He said: “I think with the history of Bond and how it is, it feels like it’s more of a spin off in that case than the original Bond.

“I think there’s a traditional … you know, how Ian Flemming saw the books, and I think you should honour Ian Flemming’s vision for Bond.

“[You should] try and make it the interpretation of the original author.”

Current Bond Daniel Craig is contracted to do one more film after this year’s Spectre, and is expected to depart the series.
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There has been speculation in recent weeks that Luther star Idris Elba could take up the reigns – becoming the first black actor to take on the role.

Related topics: bisexual, Daniel Craig, Gay, James Bond, LGBT, Pierce Brosnan, spy

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