James Bond Prepares To Face ‘Spectre’

You have the right to remain excited.

The 24th film in the James Bond franchise finally has it’s title, a cast list, and an official synopsis. It is titled Spectre, and it’s confirmed cast members include Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz. The official plot description of the film is below:

“A cryptic message from James Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.”

For those of you who don’t know, S.P.E.C.T.R.E. was the villainous organization that Bond battled both in some of the original movies and in Ian Fleming’s novelizations. The group, whose initials stand for “Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion” is lead by Enrst Stavro Blofield, an evil genius who has been James Bond’s rival since the Sean Connery days of Bond. To know that the movie’s title is Spectre and that the group is going to be heavily included in the plot is very exciting, especially with Sam Mendes returning to the helm of Bond from Skyfall.

One question on a lot of fan’s minds though: who is Christoph Waltz playing? Early on when he was rumored to be a part of the film, it was speculated that he was going to portray Blofield. Earlier today, however, the Bond twitter account claimed that Waltz was instead going to portray Franz Oberhauser, the son of Hannes Oberhauser, an Austrian mountain climber who formed a close friendship with Bond before mysteriously disappearing.

So who is he? Is he Blofield, or Oberhauser? Or is he going to do a red herring and might actually be another character in disguise?

All will be revealed when the film releases in 2015.

– David Dunn

Source: IGN, USA Today




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