James Bond 24! New film to be called Spectre and will be released in November 2015
Daniel Craig at Pinewood Studios today
Showing clips from previous Bond movies, the announcement started with a mash-up of Daniel Craig scenes. Director Sam Mendes then took the the stage and said: “Good morning, welcome to Pinewood studios.
“We’re on the James Bond stage where budgets go to die. I stand here on behalf of the whole Bond family.
“I’m going to reveal a few interesting titbits about the movie that will be released in just under a year. First and foremost I will reveal the name of the movie. Without further ado…”
The movie name was revealed to be Spectre. He added that shooting will begin on Monday morning in Rome, Mexico City, Morroco and the Alps.
The movie is going to be released on November 6, 2015.
The new movie has only been known as Bond 24 until now
Sam Mendes was joined by Bond producer Barbara Broccoli
We’re in the middle of rehearsals at the moment, we’ve broken them to be here today. We will be shooting in some fantastic places such as here at Pinewood Studios, London, Rome, Mexico City, Morocco, and we’ll be taking Bond back to the Alps
He said: “So there you have it, the title of the movie is Spectre. Some of you who have knowledge of the films will have an idea of what that refers to but I couldn’t possibly comment.”
“We’re in the middle of rehearsals at the moment, we’ve broken them to be here today. We will be shooting in some fantastic places such as here at Pinewood Studios, London, Rome, Mexico City, Morocco, and we’ll be taking Bond back to the Alps.”
Before introducing the cast, Mendes unveiled the film’s new car – the Aston Martin DB10.
“We are excited to reveal the new Aston Martin DB10. A thing of beauty and you will see what it can do when you see the movie,” he said of the vehicle.
Hunky actor Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as British spy 007 in the latest movie, which is the 24th in the series. It will be the fourth time the star has played Bond.
Daniel Craig with his co-star Naomie Harris
Director Sam Mendes revealed the film's title as Spectre and set a release date for November 2015
The Aston Martin DB10 was revealed as the car for the new film
Mendes, who directed blockbuster Skyfall back in 2012, will direct the new movie. The hit movie was the highest grossing film of all time in the UK and the director will no doubt be hoping to top that with its modern sequel.
He revealed: “We will be shooting for seven months. We have the exact same writing team as Skyfall.”
The cast for Spectre has been revealed as: Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q and Ralph Fiennes as M.
David Bautista will star as Mr Hinx, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra and Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann. Mendes said Andrew Scott would be a “new addiction to the Whitehall family”.
Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux are the new Bond girls
Daniel Craig with his co-star Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz has been confirmed for Oberhauser after weeks of rumours, and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny.
Set for release in the UK on October 23 next year, expectations for the new movie are high following the success of Skyfall.
There’s a lot of hype surrounding the launch on Twitter, with many fans taking a guess at what the movie will be called.
Darth Aitken said: “Okay new #jamesbond film will be called … I Expect You To Die! #jamesbond24”
New members of the cast were revealed by director Sam Mendes
Another, called Chris, said: “My money’s on #JamesBond24 being called Risico. Or possibly Bond goes undercover at a shop as #jamesfromtarget.”
Director Mendes finished the talk, saying: “We are very, very excited and we cannot wait to bring this movie to you next year.”
And it seems movies are at the forefront of everyone’s mind as it’s been revealed the release of Star Wars and Fifty Shades of Grey next year are two of the nation’s most anticipated moments of 2015.
The two predicted-hits came up in a poll, conducted by 888casino, with women most looking forward to the introduction of Christian Grey while men punted for the return of the latest Star Wars instalment.