Daniel Craig’s fourth James Bond film begins with our favorite double-O being reprimanded by M (Ralph Fiennes) for his unconventional ‘holidays’—as Bond coyly puts it—flashing to Bond intermingling in a dramatic Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City and (as expected) the violent upset that ensues. The iconic Bond theme song rises as the film goes to London, giving us glimpses of Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), MI6’s young quartermaster, ‘Q’ (Ben Whishaw), and of course, the sleek and sexy car designed specifically for this film, much to the glee of Bond and fans around the world. Bond asks Q for one more thing: to make him disappear.
As Bond hunts for the leader of a mysterious organization known as SPECTRE, he tries to protect the young Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), daughter of Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) who made appearances in the franchise’s Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Bond also encounters the beautiful Lucia Sciarra (Monica Belluci), widow of an assassin slain by Bond, and the cheerfully disturbing leader of SPECTRE, Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) who taunts Bond: “you came across me so many times and yet never saw me…what took you so long?”
The 24th movie in the Bond franchise will feature an excellent cast (including a blink-and-you-might-miss-it appearance from Andrew Scott, now famous for his role as Moriarty on BBC’s Sherlock), beautiful cinematography from Hoyte Van Hoytema (the man behind Interstellar and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and director Sam Mendes back for a second time after directing Bond’s last film, Skyfall). Brimming with fast-paced action, drama, and the sleek style Bond fans have come to expect, Spectre’s trailer promises a Bond movie worthy of the internationally beloved franchise.
Spectre will be released in theaters on November 6.