Spectre is shaping up nicely, as far as we can tell.
The film's surrounded in so much secrecy that it's hard to get an understanding of what's happening. In fact, we still don't know who's doing the Bond song, although Sam Mendes recently confirmed in an interview that the song is almost complete and that he knows who the singer is.
Mendes also confirmed that Spectre will be his final Bond film, saying that it was "more of a lifestyle choice than a job."
"I don't think I could go down that road again. You do have to put everything else on hold."
Skyfall became the highest-grossing Bond movie to date, so it's expected that Spectre will meet this target - if not exceed it.
As for possible replacements for Mendes, there's a long list of distinguished names. Christopher Nolan is on record that he'd jump at the chance to direct a Bond movie and even Quentin Tarantino has said he's got an idea in mind.
Our choice? We'd love to see someone like Duncan Jones take a swing at it - although he's more than likely up to his gills with the Warcraft movie.
Matthew Vaughn could be an interesting choice, especially when you consider that Kingsman was more or less a pisstake of Bond movies.
Whoever ends up replacing Mendes will have big shoes to fill as Skyfall is considered to be the best Bond movie of the past twenty years.