Monday 18 December 2017

WATCH: New full length Bond Spectre trailer released - and it doesn't disappoint

Actor Daniel Craig poses during a photocall to promote the new James Bond film
Actor Daniel Craig poses during a photocall to promote the new James Bond film "Spectre" at Gaislachkogel mountain in the Austrian ski resort of Soelden January 7, 2015. Reuters/Dominic Ebenbichler
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Given Skyfall is deservedly the highest-grossing Bond flick to date, it's hardly surprising anticipation for the next instalment is at fever pitch.

With Daniel Craig returning as the slick spy and Skyfall director Sam Mendes once again at the helm (for his last Bond film) it promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

And the first full length trailer doesn't disappoint.

Footage released last month showed Craig as Bond chasing someone through a busy street, punching someone in the face, leaping through the air, flying a plane and igniting a flame-thrower on the back of his Aston Martin DB10 as well as embracing new Bond girl Monica Belluci.

This time its fleshed out with more characters and even more action and more girls - check it out below.

Familiar faces Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, and Rory Kinnear return while Irish actor Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz, Stephanie Sigman, and Dave Bautista join the cast.

James Bond fans have set Twitter on fire in light of the new trailer.

The next instalment in the 007 action franchise is due to hit cinemas in October.

Daniel Craig of course takes centre stage, getting ready to fire a gun in the setting of Mexico City. And there's all of the trademark British sarcasm; when asked what he was doing there, he answers: "I was taking some overdue holiday."

Naomie Harris makes her return as Eve Moneypenny, while new faces Léa Seydoux and Christoph Waltz are also sure to get fans excited.

Some Twitter users were most enamoured by Craig's dapper style, with one posting: "James's suit is beautifully tailored #Spectre (sic)."

Others were already planning their cinema trips: "Woke up to the new #Spectre trailer... My mind is blown! Defo booking first day tickets for that!! (sic)," another commented.

Even if fans are totally won over by Daniel as Bond now, there were no doubt some sceptics when he took over the part in 2006's Casino Royale. Among them was Spectre director Sam Mendes, who also helmed Skyfall im 2012.

“I had cast Daniel Craig in this film I made in Chicago called Road To Perdition about 15 years ago and it was his first big American film," he revealed to BBC's TMS podcast.

“The role of Bond came up four or five years later and I was called by Entertainment Weekly, a showbiz publication, and they said, ‘Your old friend and collaborator Daniel Craig has been suggested as Bond, what do you think?’ and I said, ‘Terrible idea – he shouldn’t do it.'”

No doubt Sam, and any other critics, have been truly proven wrong.

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