One of fall’s most highly-anticipated films is no doubt Spectre, the second consecutive James Bond movie to come from director Sam Mendes (American Beauty), who made Skyfall into one of the most successful 007 films of all time.
Today we get the final trailer for Spectre, which pretty much showcases all of the big action set pieces that the film will offer. And, by the look of things, Mendes, star Daniel Craig, and the crew behind the film have all upped their game after Skyfall, in order to deliver a thrilling James Bond movie experience.
Spectre‘s story revolves around MI6’s continued struggle to operate in a changing modern world. In the midst of this turmoil, Bond gets a mysterious message based on secrets of his past – a message that leads him into the crosshairs of a mysterious organization named SPECTRE, and its enigmatic leader, Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz), a man who seems to have a personal connection to James that even the super-spy is unaware of.
Longtime James Bond fans know that SPECTRE is an organization with a long and storied history both in Bond creator Ian Fleming’s novels, as well as in 007 films like Thunderball and Dr. No. Of course the clandestine organization (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) is led by famous Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld (aka the inspiration for Austin Powers‘ Dr. Evil), which has led to fan speculation that Waltz is actually playing the new Blofeld.
Sam Mendes and the cast are taking the Star Trek Into Darkness approach and remaining coy about character SPOILERS for now – but in any event, the presence of SPECTRE (not to mention another appearance by Jesper Christensen’s “Mr. White”) will hopefully tie up lingering plot threats about a mysterious cabal influencing Bond’s world – threads that have been left dangling since Craig took on the role of 007 in Casino Royale (2006). Remember that whole “Quantum” gang we never really got to know?
Spectre also features a great supporting cast, including Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, the villain’s muscle; Matrix Reloaded‘s Monica Bellucci, Stephanie Sigman (Narcos) and Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible 4) as the latest lovely Bond girls; while Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris all return as MI6 team M, Q, and Moneypenny, respectively.
Spectre will be in theaters on November 6th.
Source: Sony Pictures