Pierce Brosnan Aka James Bond Star Turned Down The Role Of Batman

By Ila Samant | 1 year ago
Pierce Brosnan Aka James Bond Star Turned Down The Role Of Batman

Pierce Brosnan, former James Bond star, speaks about the role of Batman that he is being offered, and also of the upcoming plans for 007. Read on to know details.

According to gamespot.com, the 62 year old actor from Ireland speaks out how he was asked to play the role of Cape Crusader when Tim Burton was looking for the ideal person to play the lead role in his 1989 blockbuster. At the end of the day, Michael Keaton played this role.


It was the starting point of these movies that have turned into blockbusters now. Batman holds an indelible place since I was a child. But, when I was approached by Tim Burton, I said something little annoying and turned down the role. According to him, any guy who wears the underpants of Batman over his trousers cannot be taken seriously.

Brosnan is also of the belief that audience will not like to see a gay James Bond in the form of a Batman. According to him, he does not think that Barbara will ever allow a gay Bond to be there in her lifetime. But, he is quite certain that it will turn out to be an interesting viewing.

He went on to say let us begin by having a great black actor and allow him to play the role of James Bond. Idris Elba definitely has the presence, the charisma and the physicality. But, according to him, Daniel Craig will not go away any time soon.

Brosnan was the lead actor in the four Bond movies that were made between 1995 and 2002. He starred in Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies and Goldeneye. After the lukewarm reaction to the previous two movies wherein the lead role was played by Timothy Dalton, Brosnan’s four films were able to restore back the glory of the franchise.

However, according to critics the last two movies from Brosnan are being considered as the worst movies that have been released till this time. According to comicbook.com, this is something which Brosnan has acknowledged himself. He is currently seen in the action thriller “No Escape.”

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