James Bond is back with the 24th installment of the long-running film series centered around the titular British spy. At a webcast press conference this week it was announced that the next film is gonna be called… wait for it… Spectre.
(Spectre refers to the bad-guy network in the original Ian Fleming novels. This is the sixth Bond movie to feature a completely original, non-Fleming storyline. There’s a whole crazy world here. James Bond is kinda like Lord Of The Rings for people that hate shires and talking trees.)
Due out in October 2015, it will star Inglorious Basterd‘s Christoph Waltz as the villain and Blue Is The Warmest Color ingenue Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swan, Spectre‘s Bond girl. Aston Martin also released the (quite fancy) DB10 to be driven by Bond in the movie. There are Bond girls and Bond cars. It’s all very 1963, isn’t it?
It’s worth pointing out that Bond is still a huge global brand with a rabid fan base. The last film in the series — 2012’s Skyfall — was the most successful Bond movie so far, grossing an impressive $1.1 billion. Pretty good for a movie about a grumpy British dude who can’t quite get over his ex and resorts to traveling over the world to distract himself.
Here’s the teaser poster, released this week on the James Bond Twitter account (because that’s what a spy needs, Twitter, I mean honestly):