Pierce Brosnan Apparently Tried To Launch A Rival James Bond Franchise, And I’m Almost Shocked He Still Got To Play 007 After

Rivalry is a recurring thread in the almost 60 years worth of James Bond movies we’ve seen released. The greatest of which was the contemptuous relationship between producer/Thunderball collaborator Kevin McClory and the folks at EON Productions; which resulted in the legal captivity of SPECTRE for quite some time. That legendary beef almost spawned another spat, and at the head of it all would have been former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan. In fact, I’m almost shocked Brosnan was still allowed to play Bond after courting McClory to start his own rival franchise.

Pierce Brosnan talks with Sean Bean in a storage room in Goldeneye.

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That Time Pierce Brosnan Made Plans To Compete With The 007 Franchise

Thanks to an interview done by Gil Dylan (that’s resurfaced on Twitter), it’s now come to light that the actor was ready to pull a Never Say Never Again and became Commander Bond on his own terms. A notion that totally would have altered the Pierce Brosnan era of James Bond even further, it’s enough to spin one’s head and ask if it’s real. That’s what Dylan had done, and you can watch Brosnan confirm his actions, while promoting 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies:

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