Although SPECTRE were the bad guys behind all of James Bond’s most famous adventures, including Dr. No and From Russia With Love, the criminal organization hasn’t been seen onscreen for almost 45 years, since 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever. That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which explores James Bond’s old haunts for a look at Spectre.
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As we prepare for the latest James Bond outing to hit theaters next week, Sony has been saturating fans with new TV spots and clips from Spectre — and while it’s easy to ignore most of them, the latest clip from Bond’s 24th outing is really, really, really good. How good? Well, have you ever wanted to watch James Bond duke it out with Bautista on a train? You have, you just never knew it until now.
Is Christoph Waltz playing classic Bond villain Blofeld? Director Sam Mendes has been pretty coy about it, but all signs seem to indicate “yes.” The latest TV spot for Spectre introduces Daniel Craig’s James Bond to the shadowy organization led by Waltz’s enigmatic villain, and throws in a few extra explosions and chase sequences for good measure.
While promoting Spectre, Daniel Craig has been asked so much about whether or not he will play James Bond again that he rather slit his wrists than think of the possibility. In a recent interview with Time Out London, Craig was asked yet again if he’ll return to 007.
There’s been a whole lot of speculation and fantasy-casting when it comes to the future of the James Bond franchise. And while Daniel Craig is contracted for one more film after Spectre, the actor has been a little wishy-washy about whether or not he’ll actually follow through with another 007 outing. Rest easy, Bond fans, because Craig is definitely coming back for one more.
Sony debuted the final trailer for Spectre on Thursday, which features a handful of footage from the previous trailers, but includes some new action sequences and a better look at Christoph Waltz outside of the shadows.
There are a few immutable constants in this world that we look to as reminders of the natural order of all living things. The sun rises in the east. The Earth travels around the sun. James Bond drinks martinis, “shaken, not stirred.”
The newest TV spot for Spectre is short and sweet and straight to the point, but it does offer a little bit of new footage for fans clamoring to see more of the 24th James Bond film before it hits theaters. There’s some additional flashes of action, as well as looks at new characters played by Lea Seydoux and Christoph Waltz, the latter of whom is reportedly playing a new iteration of classic Bond foil Blofeld.
After the success of Skyfall, all Spectre needed to do was announce a release date and audiences would flock to the 24th James Bond adventure without any help. Its posters don’t even have to be particularly clever – all they need is Daniel Craig’s handsome mug, a gun, and maybe a sharp-looking suit. The latest poster has all of that and some guy in a creepy skull mask, so let’s call this one a little better than average.
James Bond has always been more of a figure than a character, sliding through the decades as constantly fluctuating collection of what society enjoys at any particular time. 007’s evolution into something more complex and human in the Daniel Craig era is also a reflection of the times. This is what we want out of an action hero in 2015. Now, Spectre looks to take this route to its natural conclusion. According to director Sam Mendes, his film will answer one of the great unanswered questions in cinema: Where did James Bond come from?