Skyfall did something that no Bond film had done previously in its 50 year history. It crossed the one billion dollar threshold, making Skyfall the highest-grossing Bond film ever. Now maybe 007 can afford to carry around something other than that Walther PPK.
It looks like Nathan Fillion might be playing a superhero afterall. After being considered for roles in Green Lantern, and Captain America,Fillion (most remembered as Malcolm Reynolds in the cult-hit Firefly) is reportedly in final negotiations to play Dr. Hank Pym in the new Avengers film. It hasn't been stated whether Pym would be Ant-man in the film, or just a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist, but we're holding out hope.