No details yet on Bardem's character in the upcoming Bond film (rumored to be titled Skyfall), the follow-up to 2008's 007 flick Quantum of Solace. "They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details," teased Bardem, who has a 10-month-old son, Leo, with wife Penelope Cruz.
Also up in the air: Whether Daniel Craig -- Bond in the past two films of the franchise -- will reprise his role as the British agent.
Actor Idris Elba is among the names supposedly in the running to fill Craig's shoes.
"It's a rumor," Elba, 39, said recently."I just don't want to be the black James Bond. Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond."