‘Spectre’ trailer reinvents a famous Bond rival

March 28, 2015 | 12:08 p.m.

The trailer for “Spectre,” the next James Bond film, has been online for a few hours, and it sees the return of some familiar faces and the dark reinvention of some others.

It also comes with a particularly sinister line, this one spoken by “Quantum of Solace’s” Mr. White (Jesper Christensen): “You’re a kite, dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond.” When it comes to villains, none are as poetic as those who face off against Mr. Bond.

“Spectre,” still filming, won’t be released til Nov. 6. The film is the fourth with Daniel Craig in the Bond role, and second to be directed by Sam Mendes. The latter point is key, as the trailer for “Spectre” reveals that the film appears to be a pretty direct sequel to 2012’s “Skyfall.”

The film will reintroduce the terrorist organization SPECTRE to the Bond films, which gave us what many consider Bond’s most signature nemesis in Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the bald-headed evil genius with a Turkish Angora cat. Even those unfamiliar with Blofeld and the earlier Bond films surely recall some of the Blofeld parodies, ranging from Dr. Evil in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” to Doctor Claw in “Inspector Gadget.”

But there’s no sign of Blofeld’s baldness or feline in the trailer for “Spectre.” The main villain here is Christoph Waltz, who in the trailer’s final moments is shown to be a first-name acquaintance of Agent 007. “Welcome, James. It’s been a long time, and finally here we are,” he says in a mood-lit boardroom with some fancy water pitchers.

Earlier, the brief teaser hints that the two most definitely have a past connection, perhaps as foster or step brothers. Speculation is that Waltz will eventually be revealed to be Blofeld, and our fingers are crossed that there’s a cat (there better be a cat, Mr. Mendes).

“Spectre” also stars Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Naomie Harris and Lea Seydoux. The film is the the 24th installment in the spy franchise. Important questions, such as who will sing the theme song — and how the word “Spectre” will be turned into something that sounds rather tuneful — remain.

— Todd Martens

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9 Responses to ‘Spectre’ trailer reinvents a famous Bond rival

  1. Stan says:

    Very sleek !

  2. Maximus says:

    Daniel Craig, absolutely the best 007 by far. He's credible, has a magnetic charm and the camera loves him. He is not the most handsome, yet has a charm about him that's hard to ignore. I would very much like to see him play the famous Gabriel Allon, master spy & art restorer…..I doubt that anyone could do a better job.

    • John says:

      All opinions from Stan are, of course, just that–opinions

      Millions would disagree and say that Sean Connery was "absolutely the best" Bond ever. Some would even say it was Moore, others Brosnan, and there are those who would hand the title to Dalton (not his fault he got bad scripts and uninspired directors).

  3. @ALOSICO says:

    KEEP THE BONDS MOVIES COMING . KEEP DANIEL CRAIG AS BOND. DANIAL CRAIG TURNED OUT TO BE A PERFECT BOND JUST AS HIS PREDECESSORS , SEAN CONNERY, ROGER MOORE AND GEORGE LAZENBY. . CHARMING , A TTRACTIVE , GOOD ACTOR. RUGGED SEXY.

  4. Linda Guyse says:

    I CAN'T WAIT!!! My birthday is Nov 5. What a wonderful birthday present!!

  5. see Jases see says:

    cant freakin wat

  6. Lavado d'Hugo says:

    I agree with MAXIMUS, Craig is the best Bond..SINCE..Sean Connery!

  7. abdallasyam87 says:

    great

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