Does anyone else wish that - as much as I loved him - Javier Bardem's part was played by Pierce Brosnan?
It'd make so much sense. Brosnan came on board with Dench. Dench left him in a prison in DIE ANOTHER DAY, Brosnan's last Bond film. The idea that "James Bond" is a codename for all 007s has been a popular fan theory, and it would be a great way to do it here with Brosnan seeking revenge on Dench. I look at SKYFALL and imagine Brosnan in the role and it just works so well.
As sweet as that would have been Javier Garden owned that role as hard as possible.