The Munich actor has suffered ridicule in sections of the media who believe he is not manly enough to place the suave superspy - but Brosnan, who was replaced in the coveted role by Craig, insists he suffered numerous injuries during his tenancy.
He says, "I think Daniel is a very fine actor. These are rocky waters and they're going to get him one way or another, but I think he will have the last laugh at the end of it.
"I got stitched up and sewn up a few times, it just didn't get in the papers.
"I had my face sliced open by a stuntman. I had a knee injury. You get twisted some way or another if you throw yourself into it. There's going to be mishaps."