New trailer of James Bond film Spectre: will Christoph Waltz be a worthy Blofeld?

The official trailer for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, is out and it promises to be a doozy. All the action, quips, gadgets and glamour that we have come to expect from the 53-year old franchise is present, plus an unhealthy dollop of menace presented by a not-so-new enemy.

Watch the official trailer for the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre.

With Daniel Craig reprising his popular brand of brawny Bond, Monica Bellucci as … (who cares, we would pay to watch her if it was an ad for cornflakes), Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes as M, and Oscar winner Cristoph Waltz as the main villain, 007 fans are in for a treat. Add Naomi Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q and French ingénue, Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour), to the line-up of acting talent and it’s clear that the producers went all out to maintain the resurgent popularity of the Bond films in the Daniel Craig era.

In this, the 24th cinematic outing for Ian Fleming’s timeless spy, we are finally reintroduced to the sinister global criminal organisation known as SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), last seen in 1983’s Never Say Never Again and hinted at in the Daniel Craig movies in the shape of the terrorist organisation, Quantum. Will 007 finally be able to take revenge for the murder of Vesper Lynd, his love interest in 2006’s Casino Royale?

Then there is the obvious question if Cristoph Waltz’s character, Oberhauser, will be revealed as Bond arch-enemy and head of SPECTRE, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, an iconic role that was memorably portrayed in a masterful marriage of menace and cat-stroking camp by Donald Pleasence in 1967’s You Only Live Twice. The Nehru jacket worn by Oberhauser in the trailer seems to be a dead giveaway. Hopefully the talented Waltz will be a worthy successor to the role of Bond supreme villain and Persian pussy stroker galore.

Donald Pleasence in full mufti as Ernst Stavro Blofeld complete with fluffy Persian pet

Donald Pleasence in full mufti as Ernst Stavro Blofeld complete with fluffy Persian pet

Spectre will have its World Premiere in London on Monday 26 October 2015, after which it will roll out in territories around the world, including the US, on 6 November 2015.