You can't keep a good hero down when there's a tonne of cash involved, and that's certainly been the case for James Bond over the years.
Although 007's 25th mission is yet to be finalised, we've always been able to count on the super spy returning for another helping of guns, gadgetry and gargantuan action sequences, so the rumour mill is already churning away.
Daniel Craig became the sixth official incarnation of Bond when he slipped into the tux and took up the Walther PPK for the first time in 2006's Casino Royale.
Craig has succeeded in bringing more emotional depth to the role throughout his four outings, introducing us to a grittier version of the 00 Agent for the modern age.
He was last seen facing off against Christoph Waltz's Blofeld in 2015's Spectre, and while there's no official world about future Bond outings, we don't need a mid-credits scene followed by a post-credits stinger to tell us that James Bond will be back.
Details of his next assignment may be locked up tight in an MI6 vault, but tidbits from the dossier appear to have already trickled in.