Columbia Pictures/MGM has so far favored an ingenious marketing approach for the twenty-third installment in the James Bond franchise, Skyfall. Several featurettes and video blogs for 007’s anticipated return to theaters have trickled out over the past couple of months, so as to keep the film continually on the public’s radar. Yet, the movie’s various secrets and plot twists remain largely under wraps (not that we’re complaining, mind you).

That’s also the case today, as ET unveils an extended version of its Skyfall set visit video. Despite including interviews with central cast members like Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, and newbie Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe, this new featurette avoids shedding much light on anything about the movie. Well, besides that Craig once again dons his Casino Royale speedo at some point (something this image already “spoiled”).

According to The Daily Mail, we will get to see some actual footage from Skyfall in less than two months’ time. The Bond flick’s first theatrical promo is reportedly being attached to prints of Men in Black III (another Columbia/Sony-backed blockbuster), so it should pop up online sometime just before, or after, that threequel hits theaters near the end of May.

In the meantime, here’s the latest behind-the-scenes clip for Skyfall:

Head over to ET for the HD version

Skyfall sees Bond (Craig) forced to battle a mysterious threat from M’s (Judi Dench) past, when it threatens the very existence of MI6. That logline alone hints at a 007 adventure where the stakes are higher and more personal than ever for the iconic secret agent.

With a screenplay devised by such people as longtime Bond series writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, Oscar-nominee John Logan (The Aviator, Hugo) and Patrick Marber (Closer, Notes on a Scandal) – as brought to life by director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition), there’s all the more reason to be hopeful that Skyfall could serve as a nice capstone for fifty years of Bond cinema.

[SIDENOTE: There’s currently a Skyfall rumor making the rounds that, if true, is definitely a BIG SPOILER for the film. Rather than comment on its possible legitimacy, we’ll just include this link – and leave it to you to decide how likely (or not) said rumor is… if you dare to take a peek.]

Look for Skyfall to reach theaters in the U.S. on November 9th, 2012.

Source: ET, The Daily Mail