Following on the heels of the billion dollar success of Skyfall is as close to a no-win scenario as Hollywood can get, but can Sam Mendes beat the odds with his second foray in the world of James Bond 007? The answer to that question is teased as a resounding ‘yes,’ in the new trailer of Spectre, the 24th Bond film (the 4th starring Daniel Craig) and the eagerly awaited follow-up to Skyfall. The new trailer reveals more about the mysterious villain played by Christoph Waltz, who may or may actually be the iconic Bond big bad Ernst Blofeld, but he does take responsibility for being the cause of Bond’s pain. What oh what does that mean? And why is Bond going rogue again? Answers (maybe) below….
Submitted for your approval, the new trailer for Spectre:
It certainly seems like they’re rebuilding Bond into the “chosen one” paradigm. You know, “all roads have been leading to this…” etc. I hope that’s not the case. At the same time though, it does certainly seem like everything since Casino Royale has been building to Spectre, at least if you count the reappearance of Mr. White (Jesper Christensen). Meanwhile, it appears that M (Ralph Fiennes) is very cross at Bond for his rebellious tendencies, and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) look like they’re getting out of MI6 HQ and doing some field work. Also, it looks like Q is back in the tricked out car business, did you see that Aston Martin DB10?
What’s new? Well, it seems that
Blofeld Franz Oberhauser (Waltz) is the secret power behind all the doings in Bond’s life, at least since he was promoted to double-0 status. I certainly hope that years of being cast as the villain hasn’t tapped any of Waltz’s evil charisma. Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra will lead Bond into the mystery of SPECTRE, and Léa Seydoux is Mr. White’s daughter Madeleine Swann, who falls under Bond’s protection, and, it seems, his seductive power.
Official synopsis? You may recall…
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. 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.
Spectre will open in London on October 26, before premiering in theaters across the colonies on November 6.