Director Sam Mendes just finished up a live event in the U.K. announcing the cast and title of the 24th film in the Jame Bond franchise.
Tweeters, meet “SPECTRE”:
SPECTRE, a recurring Bond foe from the books and movies, stands for the “SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion” and is led by the super-villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Here are some highlights of the cast.
Daniel Craig is back as Bond, of course:
There is some question, however, on the actual identity of Christoph Waltz’s character, Oberhauser:
It was rumored that Waltz would play Blofeld, but the information provided today says he is Bond’s skiing instructor. A ruse maybe?
And the two new “Bond Girls”:
Some are commenting that the names aren’t very Bond-like and we don’t know if they are friend or foe to Bond:
WWE wrestler turned UFC fighter turned actor Dave Bautista, one of the stars of Marvel’s hit “Guardians of the Galaxy,” has been cast as a henchman of sorts named Mr. Hix:
And now for the car, an Aston Martin DB10:
Filming begins Monday, with at release date set for November 6, 2015 in the U.S.