The short clip starts out with 007 riding in a helicopter while examining a ring inscribed with the mysterious Spectre organization octopus logo. James is then heard saying, “this organization, do you know what it is called?”
With that, Dr. Madeleine Swan, played by Lea Seydoux, responds, “its name is Spectre.”
Aside from Bond barely escaping a collapsing building, the most intense moment in the Spectre trailer is when Bond meets his arch nemesis Franz Oberhauser, played by Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz.
“Look around you, James. Everything you believed in are ruined. Why did you come?”
The exchange continues with Bond replying, “I came here to kill you.” The indifferent Oberhauser returns fire, “and I thought you came here to die.”
Many anticipate Spectre to do well at the box office once it is released to U.S. theaters early next month. The film was directed by Sam Mendes, who already has experience with the Bond franchise. He directed the highly successful Skyfall, the previous 007 installment. Skyfall was the highest-grossing film in the franchise’s history and the first to break over a billion dollars. Many are expecting this one to do the same.
However, the Spectre director recently announced that he will not be returning to make the next one.
As in the previous three films, Chester, U.K.-born actor Daniel Craig will be returning to play the super-secret agent and admits he was a fan even prior to taking the role. Despite the risk of being typecast, playing 007 allowed him to add his own perspective to the character and give Bond a more emotional edge.
He isn’t surprised about the success of James Bond. Recently the Daily Mail spoke with Craig about the new Spectre film and wanted to know why the movie franchise has been so popular for the past 53 years. Craig said the answer is simple.
“You simply stick to the old adage that a good story goes a long way. And blow s**t up every half an hour. That’s how it’s done.”
Craig made his debut as Bond in the 2006 Casino Royale and has since become the first British actor to make on the Forbes lists of highest-paid stars of 2015, coming in at No. 15.
Despite being injured during the filming of Spectre, the 47-year-old actor says he wants to keep going as long as possible.
“It’s getting harder. But such is life. I’ll keep going as long as I’m physically able.”
However, Craig is only contracted to do one more Bond film after Spectre and already there is a lot of speculation as to who will play the spy afterwards. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, picking the next James Bond actor has become somewhat of a pastime in the U.K. Damien Lewis, Idris Elba, and Tom Hardy are some of the names being thrown around.
Of course, Craig has only added to the speculation of the next Bond by saying, “I’m contracted for one more – but I’m not going to make predictions.”
The Sony Pictures Entertainment released trailer also features Sam Smith’s theme “Writing’s On The Wall.” As reported by The Guardian, the Specter theme song recently made it to No. 1 on the U.K. singles charts which is the first Bond track to do so. Even the most historically popular Bond theme songs, “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever,” did not touch the top 20.
In addition to Craig, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Rory Kinnear will be back for Spectre. Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, and Lea Seydoux will be newcomers to the film franchise.
James Bond fanatics and general action-film fans alike are all abuzz about the upcoming 24th film installment. Incidentally, since this is the last Spectre trailer before the film’s release, fans will have to wait until it hits the big screen to see more of the newest 007 adventure.
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