I could see a younger Firth as Bond (we'll have to settle for him as Bill Haydon in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The latest casting news/spec is that British actress Naomie Harris
(Tia Dalma from the first two Pirates of the Caribbean
sequels), who has been rumoured for a while to be joining the cast, will be playing Miss Moneypenny, not a Bond girl as was originally believed.
Daniel Craig has said for a while that he wants the next film to bring back Moneypenny and Q, so I'm glad if the series is reintegrating more of its staple players. If that's what they're doing, I wonder if they'll be more involved in the story than was normally the case (the exception for Q being License to Kill