Honestly, although many of the names mentioned here are suitable for Bond, they’re all way too young to play Craig’s primary romantic interest. The guy’s pushing 50 - he’ll just come across as a letch.
One night stands and femme fatales, sure they can be many years his junior, but his main squeeze needs an element of plausibility.
I’ll wager that Craig feels just the same, as I’m sure does Babs. The pressure for a far younger lead actress will come from those with studio suits and studio eyes fixed on ticket receipts alone, rather than how the movie will date in the near and long term.
In the years, perhaps even days after Bond 25’s release such an age gap will end up being uncomfortably compared with the mismatch of Moore and Tanya Roberts in AVTAK, which - no fought of Moore’s - is a ludicrous spectacle.
And in this age of Weinstien etc. do we want a lithe, fresh faced 20-something lass passionately snogging a 50 year old Bond.
Craig’s very own squeeze Rachel Weisz is nearer the mark.