Since Bond 23 ("Skyfall") did so well -- good reviews, commercial success (over a billion gross), hit song, 5 Oscars nominations, and 2 Oscar wins -- MGM is anxious to keep the momentum going. We'll still have to wait until 2015 or early 2016 for Bond 24, but at least we know they're working on it. Rumors are that filming could begin this year. John Logan is already developing the Bond 24 screenplay. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are again producing. They should soon be announcing their choice of director. Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall, declined to re-up. He apparently has better things to do. Bond 25 is expected 2 years after Bond 24, with the plots expected to be tied together. Daniel Craig will play James Bond in Bond 24 and is under contract for Bond 25 as well. Possible Bond girls: Andrée Bernard, Olga Kurylenko (from Quantum of Solace). Ben Whishaw expects to return as the most important character of all: Q!