Director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli unveiled the title, cast, and car of the 24th film in the James Bond franchise early this morning, and it’s a callback to the early days of the series. Avid fans will know that SPECTRE (which stands for "SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion") terrorized both Bond and the world beginning with Dr. No and continuing all the way through Diamonds Are Forever, and it appears this network of terrorists is now making a comeback.
Christoph Waltz, who was rumored to be playing a modern version of Blofeld, was announced as the mysterious character Oberhauser. The announcement also confirmed all of the already-rumored cast, which includes Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, and Ben Whishaw (all returning from the previous movies), and adds Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, and Andrew Scott as Denbigh, a new addition to Whitewall.
Bond’s car (an Aston Martin) also looks pretty sweet:
The movie will hit theaters next October, and while Mendes did not disclose anybody’s specific role in the film, with filming set to begin soon those details will inevitably leak.