With familiar music cues, you know Agent 007 is back for another mission. With its somber tone, you know that this is truly Daniel Craig’s Bond.
The first trailer for Spectre continues the mature and complicated depths of Craig’s Bond films in spades. They mark a very evident shift from past Bond films.
The trailer starts with Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) handing Bond the effects that were recovered at Skyfall. It’s a great link between the last film and this new one, both directed by Sam Mendes. So far Craig’s films haven’t had a continuity quite like this.
Skyfall, while heavily about Judi Dench’s M (now replaced with Ralph Fiennes’ M), also gave us glimpses into Bond’s past – this film looks to do the same. It’s an interesting and exciting exploration for a character shrouded in mystery.
In the trailer, Bond speaks with Quauntum of Solace’s Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who ominously tells him: “You’re a kite, dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond.”
Bond sets the famous SPECTRE ring, sporting the octopus logo, down on a chessboard.
We see Monica Bellucci and, of course, a shot of the Aston Martin.
The music swells and swells until it reaches Christoph Waltz, in a darkly lit, massive chamber surrounded with people: “Welcome, James. It’s been a long time. And finally, here we are.”
Cue the title card and famous notes from the Bond theme.
It’s an exciting trailer that only winks at what is yet to come but, with the combination of a great use of music, hints of a dark and sinister plot, and Christoph Waltz, it’s completely effective.
Spectre, which is still filming, hits theaters on November 6, 2015. It’s directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista, Léa Seydoux, Stephanie Sigman, Andrew Scott, and Rory Kinnear.