TV Guide's Ausiello recently confirmed that actor Goran Visnjic (Elektra) is in the running for the role of 007 in the next James Bond flick, Casino Royale.

Question: Is it true that Goran Visnjic is among the finalists to take over as James Bond? And what does this mean for him on ER? — Sandy RELATED: Billie Eilish's No Time to Die Theme Song Is Hiding a Clever Callback to Past Bond Movies

Ausiello: Yes, it's true. But should he get the role, it wouldn't mean the end of Kovac. "We have a contingency plan," says exec producer David Zabel. "We would film a bunch of stuff [with Kovac] at one time for later episodes. Or, depending on where the Bond film was shooting, he might be able to work on both at the same time. That's what [George] Clooney did. He was shooting Batman & Robin for part of the day and ER the other part."