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New Spectre trailer leaves us wondering: Where does 007 go from here?

23 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘SPECTRE’: Here’s what we know about Christoph Waltz’s villainous character.

The new trailer for Spectre starts off in Mexico City, but quickly takes us somewhere darker when Daniel Craig’s James Bond crosses into “a place where there is no mercy.” Bond is already butting heads with his superior Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) at the beginning of the trailer, and things will surely get stickier as he looks deeper and deeper into a shadowy organization called SPECTRE.It certainly appears that “Big Eyes” actor Christoph Waltz will play the villain in the upcoming James Bond film “SPECTRE,” but is he famous “Bond” villain Blofeld?

I’m not bothered about finding out what model of car 007’s driving this time (yawn), or how this installment’s Bond girl compares to her predecessors – this is just window dressing. Daniel Craig returns as 007, on a hunt to uncover the criminal organization SPECTRE, which in the original Ian Fleming novels stood for “Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.” Christoph Waltz plays the head villain, and Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci also appear.

And there’s all of the trademark British sarcasm; when asked what he was doing there, he answers: “I was taking some overdue holiday.” Others were already planning their cinema trips: “Woke up to the new #Spectre trailer… Bond fans are learning more about the upcoming film as we get closer to the movie’s November release date. “SPECTRE” features the return of actor Daniel Craig, who previously starred in the films “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” and “Skyfall,” as superspy James Bond.

But with a relatively fresh crew, and a brand-spanking-new MI6 (Silva blew up the last one, you’ll recall), Bond has the opportunity to start again from scratch. From the beginning, Bond fans have wondered if the title of the new film means famous Bond villain Ernst Blofeld will be making an appearance in the film.

Among them was Spectre director Sam Mendes, who also helmed Skyfall im 2012. “I had cast Daniel Craig in this film I made in Chicago called Road To Perdition about 15 years ago and it was his first big American film,” he revealed to BBC’s TMS podcast. “The role of Bond came up four or five years later and I was called by Entertainment Weekly, a showbiz publication, and they said, ‘Your old friend and collaborator Daniel Craig has been suggested as Bond, what do you think?’ and I said, ‘Terrible idea – he shouldn’t do it.’” He’s popped up previously in such Bond movies as “You Only Live Twice” and “Diamonds Are Forever” and has been played by various actors, including Donald Pleasence of “Halloween.” Waltz himself said when asked whether he was playing Blofeld, “That is absolutely untrue. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser.” In the James Bond books by Ian Fleming, Oberhauser is a ski instructor for James with whom James becomes close.

I’ve seen the three Bond girls, former WWE wrestler Batista as the bearded henchman, and about a minute of superfluous dialogue that spells out more or less exactly what’s going to happen. I suppose in this era of instantaneous answers, entertainment and gratification, we’ve sacrificed a hell of a lot of patience to these spoiler-trailers. Judging by a new trailer, Waltz’s character is certainly someone villainous. “You came across me so many times, yet you never saw me,” someone who certainly sounds like Waltz says in voiceover. “What took you so long?” A person sitting in shadow at the head of a table is then revealed to be Waltz, and Waltz later says, “It was me, James. Despite Spectre being a relatively new beginning for Bond, this trailer includes plenty of homages to the previous installments in the 50-plus-year-old franchise. To be frank, I feel like I’ve just bought a cinema ticket, purchased my over-priced drinks and popcorn, and then realised half the plot is written on the stub.

Whether it be a creepy, skeletal nod to a classic Ian Fleming book cover, the obligatory scene in which Q introduces Bond to his new Aston Martin, or a snippet of the musical theme from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service during that alpine chase, Spectre is steeped in classic Bondian lore—including, of course, Bond romancing every voluptuous, accented woman in his path. His breakout part was as a Nazi in the 2010 Quentin Tarantino movie “Inglourious Basterds” (for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) and he also played antagonists in such recent movies as the 2011 films “The Green Hornet,” “The Three Musketeers,” and “Water for Elephants” as well as the 2014 movie “Horrible Bosses 2.” However, if Blofeld is involved in this new movie, the film “SPECTRE” follows the reboot pattern currently in style in Hollywood.

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