Well, big news in the industry (BTW - Very well observed Dustin) these last few weeks was Netflix separating from Disney. Also, Hulu not only does have a limited deal with Bond films (I think which expires next year) but also was behind the Lazenby doc “Becoming Bond”.
Cubby always said Bond was “Five minutes into the future”… Maybe it’s down to Four now.
Also, maybe indeed some time is being taken with Bond 25 beyond and director’s or actor’s calendar. As mentioned by a few above, there is some security is being taken as comfort with the notion of this being Craig’s last as opposed ala’ Connery during YOLT’s production saying he was done. The writers and producers and the star know and have agreed (seemingly) that this is the next changing of the guard as it were.
Also, however it may be handled with the story and series, it does set up the potential for Bond #7 to be introduced in Bond 26. Hopefully aimed for a 2022 release and the 60th anniversary.