I am rather pessimistic about the future of James Bond movies, this is my honest opinion. I enjoy people's opinion, in fact, II welcome disagreement. I would prefer that people disagree without being disagreeable and without name calling.
These are the reasons:
1. Creative force behind the series is lacking: EON used to be a leader - now a follower. The movies now have graphic novel intelligence about them. There is very little respect for the movie goer let alone the Flemingists.
Political correctness is killing the Bond movies. Since 1985, the Bond films have had to "re-invent" itself in 1987, 1995, and 2006. There seems to be a lack of direction in the Bond series. I saw a movie from The Falcon series from 1944 the other day that made more sense and had more intelligence than Skyfall. John Logan is no Richard Maibaum. James Bond is no longer the definable character it once was. I have yet to understand who James Bond is and what he believes and what is his motivation. This is not something new to the Craig-Bond era. I believe the series is still suffering from the over extended Moore-Bond era.
I watched Everything or Nothing and it was very clear that the producers are not very self aware of the product they produce. It was very telling that Barbara Broccoli blamed the movie goers lack of "forward thinking" for the failure of Licence to Kill and demise of Dalton-Bond. Michael G. Wilson said that the Bond series had to "adapt" to the times. I am not really sure what he meant.
2. The Decline of Movie industry: Say what you want about movies like Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me. Despite the outlandish plots, EON was willing to spend money on these films. However, the movie industry is having to live with less. Actors still live sybaritic lifestyles, but salaries across the board are down. There is too much product placement in movies. Also, there have been a number of big bomb busts recently. Don't expect to see a Bond movie before 2015. The studio is not going to spend the money every two years if they continue to get large box office receipts for a series that releases a movie every four years. It makes sense.