The title of the 24th James Bond has been announced, and it’s ‘SPECTRE’.
Bond fans will no doubt be aware that Spectre refers to the ‘SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion’ that was first introduced in the ‘Thunderball’ novel.
At an unveiling ceremony, studio MGM and EON also revealed the cast and car of 007’s latest adventure.
Director Sam Mendes was on stage to announce the new faces (above), including new Bond girls Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux.
Belluci is called Lucia Sciarra, while Seydoux is Madeleine Swann.
The villains are Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista and - possibly - Christoph Waltz (pictured with Mendes, below).
Scott, most famous for playing Moriarty from ‘Sherlock’, is a villain called Denibigh.
Ex-WWE wrestler-turned actor Bautista, who recently delivered a scene-stealing turn in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, is henchman Mr Hinx.
Double-Oscar winner Waltz is named as Bond’s ski instructor Oberhauser, but there are rumours he will actually be the latest incarnation of classic villain Blofeld.
The returning cast include Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and of course Daniel Craig himself.
And onto the most important announcement: the car. It’s a lovely Aston Martin DB10, created exclusively for ‘Spectre’. Check it out below.
A plot synopsis released by the studio sheds a little bit of light on the plot. it reads:
“A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”
The film is released in the UK on 23 October 2015 and the 6 November 2015 in the US.