Kingsman creator Mark Millar has revealed his original plan to have a trailer featuring all six James Bond actors – and he got close to making it.
Mark Millar, creator of the Kingsman franchise, has been discussing his original plans for the first film’s teaser trailer. The teaser for 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service could have reunited all six James Bond actors, Millar told The James Bond A-Z podcast. And he was very close to making it happen, too.
Director Matthew Vaughan had got provisional agreements from George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, who were all willing to appear in the trailer. However, the plan fell apart when they heard that Sean Connery was too ill to take part.
“It would have been so cool,” Millar, who created the Kingsman comics, said. “You could have shot it in an hour. You could have had them standing around a table, and the idea was that you have this Kingsman whiskey that they toast, and then the camera pans round and you see Colin [Firth] or Taron [Egerton], I can’t remember who it was going to be, and it was just the next generation of super spies.
“And it would have really annoyed the Broccolis!” He added.
His fascination with Bond doesn’t end there. Millar also spoke about his upcoming Netflix series The King Of Spies, and his hope of casting Pierce Brosnan in it. The show is inspired by the world of Bond, and focuses on ageing spy Sir Roland King. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, King decides to tie up all the loose ends left caused by his spy career.
“Pierce Brosnan is obviously perfect for it now,” Millar explains. “The character is exactly Brosnan’s age. Physically he looks so like him. Brosnan I feel, never got his Unforgiven. He’s so beloved and I think he went out on a bit of a low for Bond, which was so unfair because I think he was brilliant. I feel he was cheated out of his last super spy story, and I thought wouldn’t it be great to get Brosnan in for that one last job.”
It sounds like an interesting role for Brosnan, so let’s hope that this time Millar’s plan doesn’t fall through.
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