A full-length trailer for the 24th James Bond film, Spectre, has been unveiled online.
The trailer, the first revealed since the teaser in March, gives us an action-packed look at the fourth James Bond film to feature Daniel Craig. Bond goes up against his arch nemesis, Spectre, a global criminal syndicate and terrorist organisation made famous by Ian Fleming’s Bond novels.
The trailer can be seen here, courtesy of Total Film.
The trailer features exploding planes, Bond’s new Aston Martin, shady organisations, an out of control helicopter, an impressive mountainside chase, sultry Bond women, and more locations than you can shoot a Walther PPK at, not to mention several classic nods to the Bond franchise itself. We also see Ralph Fiennes returning as M, replacing Judi Dench from previous instalments. He is seen questioning Bond about a rogue mission to Mexico City before we see familiar faces in Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q)…after that, all hell breaks loose.
Bond fans will be happy to know that we finally see the Bond villain, Franz Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz. Previously surrounded by shadows and mystery during the teaser trailer, we get a first look at him here. There’s also a peek at Sherlock alumnus Andrew Scott, who plays Max Denbigh, the head of the Centre for National Security, and Monica Belluci, who plays Lucia Sciarra, the widow of a well known criminal mastermind. Léa Seydoux’s character is also brought into focus during the trailer, alongside the personal nature of Bond’s latest mission.
We even see an attempt by Bond to go off the grid, no doubt to remain undetected by Spectre. As a whole, the events are shrouded in secrecy. Small hints of inescapable danger are placed in the trailer, which seems to introduce Spectre as Bond’s most formidable foe yet. The hints were obvious in Skyfall, and they seem to escalate in Spectre. Overall, Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as 007 looks to be his most action packed yet.
Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes, who also directed the previous Bond film, Skyfall. Co-starring Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) and Jesper Christensen (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace), Spectre looks to keep the 007 franchise burning.
Now, we await the news of the new James Bond theme. Some names have been mentioned as reported in a previous article.
Spectre will be released in UK cinemas on October 26 and see a worldwide release on November 6.
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