The Englishman is said to be switching his 007 hero role to a supervillain as Pirates of the Caribbean filmmaker Gore Verbinski is in talks to direct.
Out on the promotional circuit ahead of Blade Runner 2049, the Canadian has been earmarked by the Englishman to helm the 007 sequel.
According to a source close to production, 007 will be settling down before all chaos ensues in the 2019 extravaganza.
The 49-year old won't be handing in his license to kill just yet, with the veteran set to reprise his role as James Bond in two more installments.
The Englishman is said to comeback for his 5th portrayal of the infamous agent while pop star Adele is believed to join him for the soundtrack.
With EON, MGM and Sony sharing the rights and distributing duties, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox and Universal have put their hands up as James Norton argues for the Spectre star's comeback
Needing his arm twist by Barbara Broccoli, it appears as though the Englishman has had a change of heart to return for one last hurrah
The English actress who played the role Eve Moneypenny believes that her counterpart will reprise his role as James Bond in the franchise again.
After all this talk of rather commit suicide than do another installment, the actor flipped the script by admitting that he could be open to reprising the role.
Caught in limbo between a huge payday and more rewarding roles, the 48-year old actor is yet to commit to the series as Sony hold their breath.