Pierce Brosnan predicts the next James Bond will be a white male

However, former 007 actor also says there are 'wonderful black actors' who could play Bond

Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has predicted that the next James Bond will be another white male.

Brosnan, the fifth actor to be cast as James Bond, played the iconic secret agent in 1995’s GoldenEye, 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies, 1999’s The World Is Not Enough and 2002’s Die Another Day. He was then succeeded by current 007 Daniel Craig.

Asked if Craig’s successor could potentially be black and/or female, Brosnan told the Press Association: “Anything is possible for sure, but I think he’ll be male and he’ll be white.”

“There’s wonderful black actors out there who could be James Bond, and there’s no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond,” Brosnan added. “But a female James Bond, no, I think it has to be male. James Bond is a guy, he’s all male. His name is James, his name is James Bond.”

Brosnan also said recently that he cannot envisage longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli allowing the secret agent to be portrayed as gay during her lifetime.

Craig, 47, will make his fourth appearance as Bond in this year’s Spectre, which is set for release in UK cinemas on October 26 before opening worldwide on November 6. He remains three films behind the most prolific Bonds, Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who each portrayed Ian Fleming’s iconic secret agent in seven films.