On the "good" side, we may get to see our first real world Bond villains.
But having Bond villains without Bond seems a tad bit counterproductive.
You're just not thinking enough like a spook. And no, I can't believe I wrote that either.
Maybe the creation of a new superspy agency was their long game from the beginning.
Step 1: Create a team of top secret super hackers
Step 2: Wait for them to go rogue and start SMERSH
Step 3: Use it as an excuse to build a new army of super agents
That's convoluted and asinine enough to be believable. It does, however, have one major flaw. Nobody in the intelligence business thinks that far ahead. Technically, you could say we have no intelligence agencies - just counter intelligence, and only in the most literal sense.