Assuming Quantum of Solace didn't happen, we can then start on a new clean sheet of things or perhaps maybe even a story for James Bond.

When asked by Collider if the next Bond flick will be a follow up to Quantum, in line with director Marc Forester's wishes, Daniel Craig clearly stated:

No fucking way. I'm done with that story. I want to lie on a beach for the first half an hour of the next movie drinking a cocktail.

Craig knows what keeps the Bond franchise ticking: it's designer suits and sexy girls, without all the dramatic baggage. But wait, there's more. Craig's excited about the next movie because:

"We've finished this story as far as I'm concerned. We've got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure. Let's try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let's do all that and have some fun with it."

Yes let's bring back some sex and hot bikini bodies because the only way to save James Bond from a bowl full of bore is some exaggerated drama and action.