The Trailer for the New James Bond Flick Looks Awesome

Daniel Craig
The last James Bond film, 2012′s Skyfall, was an Oscar-winning, billion dollar smash; the likes of which the already immensely successful and enduring franchise had never seen before.

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The good news, which has been known for a while now, is that the same creative team behind that mega-hit — starting with Oscar winning director Sam Mendes — is coming back for the newest Bond movie; Daniel Craig‘s fourth outing as the secret agent with the license to kill.

The name of the flick is Spectre; eschewing the wordier naming of, say, a Quantum of Solace, and instead sticking with the sleek and snappy titling that worked so well with Skyfall.

Bond fans will instantly wonder if the title references the terrorist organization, SPECTRE, of Bond-lore. The awesome trailer just released today confirms that HECK YES IT DOES!

SPECTRE stands for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, and has in previous Bond outings been headed up by one of cinema’s most iconic villains, the cat-fancying, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Spectre

Rumors had been suggesting that two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz will be taking on the role of Blofeld, 007′s arch-nemesis, this time around.

But, while the trailer confirms that Waltz is indeed the film’s heavy, at this time it’s being said that he’ll be playing a character named “Oberhauser.” We smell a plot-twist (and Bond plot-twists are generally not renowned for their subtlety).

In addition to Waltz and Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Rory Kinnear will all be returning. Additionally, Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott and pro-wrestler/Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista will also be on hand. Finally, the “Bond girls” this time around appear to be Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci.

Here’s the sweet trailer:

And here, Blofeld introduces himself (and a movie’s title):