Re: "James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012!
Does it seem odd to anyone else that it is the "rebooted" Bond's third movie in and, if the report is true, he's considering quitting? Especially since they went to such lengths in the previous two movies to establish him as being "new" and/or becoming the Bond we know.
From the purported trailer description, it appears that when the movie begins, Bond is no longer an agent of MI6. It seems like M is trying to entice Bond to come back, at least based on my interpretation of that description. That might explain Bond's beard and the appearance of the Walther PPK.
"Please... We need you to hope again... " - Professor Charles Xavier, X-Men: Days of Future Past