Reports are circulating that Daniel Craig may yet return as 007 – but a more tantalising talking points about Bond 25 is the prospect of Christopher Nolan taking the helm as director.
Tongues started wagging when IMDb Pro listed Nolan's production company as one of those behind the next Bond instalment a few months ago.
And the director himself has now admitted that he has been in touch with producers in the past and would definitely be up for the opportunity.
"I've spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson over the years," Nolan told Playboy.
"I deeply love the character, and I'm always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. You'd have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they're getting along very well."
Craig previously said that he would rather "slash his wrists" than return to the role when Spectre was released in 2015, though going by new tabloid reports, it seems he may have changed his mind.
According to The Mirror, producers are also trying to secure Adele to do the next movie's theme, and if true it would be her second Bond gig after 2012's Skyfall.
The next James Bond film is expected to start shooting in 2018, with an eye to a release at the end of that year.