It’s official – James Bond will return in Spectre, the official title for Bond 24. It will begin filming from next Monday.
But who will join Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond movie?
There’s been plenty of speculation about the upcoming Bond 24 and who will be appearing as its main villain. And after a rather awesome announcement today at Pinewood Studios, it looks as though we finally have our answer.
Appearing on stage at Pinewood Studios, director Sam Mendes revealed ‘Spectre’ as the official title of Bond 24 as it appeared, rather dramatically, on the big screen behind him.
“There you have it – the title of the twenty-fourth ‘Bond’ movie is ‘Spectre’,” he said. “Those of you who have some knowledge of the ‘Bond’ franchise and the legend of ‘Bond’ will probably have some idea what that refers to be I cannot possibly comment.”
Obviously, this seems to refer to rumours that the classic Bond villain – Ernst Stavros Blofeld – would return for the upcoming Bond movie. And with a rather thrilling cast announcement, it seems that’s all but confirmed.
Christoph Waltz was announced as joining the cast in an unknown role… and I get the feeling that the mystery surrounding his character’s name tells us everything we need to know.
Joined by Dave Bautista as Mr Hinx, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Skiara, and Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swan it seems that practically every Bond rumour we’ve heard in the last year or so has turned out to be true.
Even Andrew Scott will be joining the cast – a recent rumour that only appeared a couple of days ago… though perhaps not in a villainous role as some expected. Confirmed to be part of the ‘Whitehall’ team, Scott presumably works alongside Bond during the movie. But whether or not he ends up being a double agent is another matter entirely…
As well as this huge casting news, Mendes also unveiled Bond’s latest motor – the Aston Martin DB10. Of course, this follows a long tradition of 007 driving an Aston Martin, and seems to continue the trend of bringing Bond back to his roots.
Thankfully, it looks as though it won’t be long before we get to see what Spectre has to offer. Shooting begins on Monday morning with locations revealed such as Pinewood Studio, London, Rome, Mexico City, Morocco and the Austrian Alps.
Filming for around seven months, Spectre will appear in cinemas on 23 October 2015. And we can’t wait to see exactly how Christoph Waltz becomes the head of this classic 007 organisation.
What do you think of the new Bond title? Will Christoph Waltz appear as Blofeld? Let us know what you think in the comments below…