Introducing the next Bond film, ‘Spectre’
The title, cast, and synopsis of the next Bond film have all been officially revealed, courtesy of the film’s official site. Bond 24 will henceforth officially be known as Spectre, and you can read the official synopsis below:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
As for the cast, it includes many returning faces from Skyfall. Daniel Craig is, of course, reprising the role of James Bond, while Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw return as M and Q respectively. Naomi Harris will again appear as Miss Moneypenny, and Rory Kinnear returns as Bill Tanner. Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes is back as well.
They will be joined by Sherlock’s Andrew Scott in an undefined role, and Guardian of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista as old-school henchman Mr. Hinx. As for the iconic role of “Bond girl,” there are actually two this time out. French actress Lea Seydoux will be one, while The Matrix series’ Monica Bellucci will be the other.
After months of rumors, Christoph Waltz is officially part of the cast. He has been confirmed as the villain, and his character’s name is Franz Oberhauser. That could end the speculation that he is actually the rebooted version of the famed Bond villain, Ernst Blofeld, but it probably won’t. Just because the character isn’t listed as Blofeld doesn’t mean he won’t use that name at some point.
The official announcement also had one more reveal: Bond’s new ride. In Spectre, Bond will be rolling around in the new Austin Martin DB10, designed specifically for the film.
Filming is expected to begin this week. Bond: Spectre is set for release on October 23, 2015.