While it still hasn’t been confirmed if the rumours of Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem joining the cast of Bond 23 are true, although Bardem did confirm he was considering a role, it does at least appear that they are both in contention still. According to MTV:
…while promoting “The Adventures of Tintin,” Craig was in more of a giving mood, letting us know that he’s keeping his fingers crossed that Fiennes and Bardem are on set when production on “Bond 23” kicks off in early October.
“I hope so,” he said about the two actors. “I hope so.”