It isn't clear if both actors are up for the same part, or if they will act alongside each other as dual villains should both sign on. Anthony Hopkins is close to signing a deal to appear as 007's nemesis in James Bond 23, but it appears that he is having an issue with how many sequels he needs to come back for.
We are sure to hear official casting announcements very soon, as James Bond 23 is heading into production later this year.
Skyfall was released November 9th, 2012 and stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.