Speaking with The Times during awards season, Broccoli said: “The thing is, when you cast James Bond you’re not just casting one movie. You’re making a decision that you’re going to have to live with for at least a decade. Everybody has their own idea about what that person should be, so it’s a tough decision. With Casino Royale, by deciding to do that film and follow that trajectory [five interconnected films, beginning with a reboot] it made it much easier to then identify the actor to play that role. And so now we have to decide what the films are going to be like.”
The 61-year-old said that first of all she and the other producers at EON productions will sit down and work out what sort of tone the reboot will take. Only after that will they go and audition actors for the next Bond to fit that mould.