• There still isn't a new "James Bond" actor yet
  • Barbara Broccoli now proposes a royal
  • The producer was honoured at Buckingham Palace

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and her brother Michael Wilson received the British honour of CBEs at Buckingham Palace this week. None other than Prince William presented the filmmakers with their medals.

The Bond franchise, however, remains without a leading man, ever since Daniel Craig completed his final movie No Time to Die. At the Palace, Broccoli commented on who should succeed Craig, and she actually said that Prince William "ticks all the boxes."

After Daniel Craig: Prince William as the new "James Bond"?

According to The Mirror, Barbara Broccoli explained that they haven't found a "James Bond" successor quite yet. "[Prince William] would be the perfect candidate," she said. "But he's not available, sadly. So we're still on the hunt."

Elsewhere, actor Idris Elba now appears to be vying for the role once again. He's long been a rumoured "007" frontrunner, but Elba was previously reported to be in talks only for a "Bond" villain role.

Also interesting:

Supposedly, the Bond producers have been doing market research and found that Idris Elba is a popular choice, so they're reconsidering him.

If Elba actually got the role, he would be the first Black "James Bond" in the 60-year history of the franchise.