After the passing of actor Sir Roger Moore earlier this year, the world of James Bond became a sadder place. The world’s most famous secret agent has been gone for over a year now and it still feels like a major blow to the collective psyche. While we grieve for Bond, we can find comfort in knowing that the next big thing in spy movies will continue his legacy. In that light, here are some interesting facts about the new James Bond we need to know.

Rumor Has It That They Are Looking For A Young Actor To Play The Role

According to various rumors, the 24th James Bond will be played by an actor somewhere in their early twenties. This certainly jives with the character’s established profile, as 007’s usual co-stars are now all well into their careers with some even reaching Hollywood’s grand old age. While the role of James Bond is always a significant one, it has now reached a whole new level of significance. As it was built on the back of Sir Roger Moore, it will be interesting to see how this next iteration builds on the previous one. We can only hope that they keep the spirit of Sir Roger in his usual quips and one-liners but replace the old with the new.

New Details About The Film Have Started To Emerge

With each passing day, more and more details about the upcoming James Bond movie emerge. While some of these details might not seem like they’re that earth-shattering, taken together they paint a fairly complete picture of what we can expect from the big-budget feature film. Thanks to a combination of press releases, exclusive interviews, and social media, fans of the movie will be able to follow along closely and get a sense of what is going on even if they don’t live in the U.S. Of course the biggest draw will be the rare glimpses behind the scenes which will offer unique insights into the making of the film.

The Character Will Be More Than Just Pretty Photos On A Poster

While we have seen actors play the part of James Bond on film many times before, it has never actually been done in real life. If we are to believe various media reports, the producers of the upcoming James Bond movie are looking for at least one actor to play the role in real life. When asked about this during a press conference for the movie, actor Ralph Fiennes had this to say, “I think it’s probably best if I don’t comment on that, but I know there is something strange about being chosen to be the Bond.” With the departure of Pierce Brosnan, this could be the opportunity for a younger actor to step in and prove themselves to be the best choice to play the part. But for now, all we can do is speculate. While it would be great to have an actual Bond, the character is more than just a vessel for flashy stunts and beautiful women. Like many great American institutions, James Bond is about to undergo a makeover to make him better suited for the future.

It Will Be Filmed In Both 2D And 3D

One of the things that immediately stood out to me about the upcoming James Bond movie is that it will be filmed in both 2D and 3D. While we have seen digital effects used to amazing effect in recent years, it still feels like a bit of a novelty to see a full-blown James Bond movie made with 3D technology. The world of James Bond is certainly not shy about showing itself off and whether it’s done with stunning imagery, sumptuous production values, or witty one-liners, we expect the movies to continue offering up a dazzling array of sights and sounds for moviegoers to enjoy.

Director Christopher McQuarrie

Another thing that I immediately noticed about the James Bond movie is that it is being directed by Christopher McQuarrie from Home Alone fame. While McQuarrie is no stranger to bringing characters to life on the big screen, his previous work has largely consisted of comedies and kids’ movies. As exciting as it would be to see an accomplished director like McQuarrie take on a daunting task like directing an entire James Bond movie, perhaps it’s best for the sake of his own reputation as well as the film’s that he stays away from the heavy lifting and lets others do the work.

New Castings For The Movie

The biggest news to come out of the upcoming James Bond movie is that many new castings have been made available for the film. While many of the previous actors were likely to reprise their roles, here’s a chance for some new faces to steal the show. If you’ve ever seen an episode of Sex and the City, you will definitely recognize Sarah Harding as Miranda Frost. Or if you’ve ever seen a Marvel movie, you will undoubtedly recognize Jonny Beauchamp from the recent Thor movie. We also have the ever reliable Ralph Fiennes returning as M as well as Oscar winner Sienna Miller who will play Miss Moneypenny. But perhaps the most exciting casting news is that we now have two James Bonds in the running. While Daniel Craig has previously stated that he would not return for a third Bond film, it appears that he has since changed his mind. According to reports, he has been training for the part and even had a stint in Afghanistan working for MI6. Perhaps most exciting is that one of these bonds will be a female agent. While nothing is confirmed, it appears that the search for a Bond girl is now over and we can rest assured that the caliber of women willing to don the tights and heels of James Bond are indeed exceptional. So while we mourn the loss of Sir Roger Moore, we can take comfort in knowing that his death will not be in vain. The next big thing in spy movies will continue his legacy and offer up something new for moviegoers to enjoy.