SPECTRE, James Bond, Daniel Craig, 007

New SPECTRE Poster and Plot Synopsis for Bond 24!

SPECTRE, James Bond, Daniel Craig

New poster for SPECTRE featuring the Day of the Dead theme we saw from trailer #2.  There’s a lot of speculation going on right now that as Daniel Craig’s contract is up after this film, that he’s done.  Idris Elba and Tom Hardy have both been mentioned as successors. I so hope he’s not done.  I honestly had no regard for the Bond franchise before Craig and feel he’s the best since Connery (if not better).  It’s not as if Daniel Craig has had blockbusters falling out of his ears away from the franchise, so I hope we have him for a few more.  With this new poster comes a more detailed synopsis of SPECTRE’s plot.  We’ll see it all unfold when Bond returns on November 6, 2015.

SPECTRE, Daniel Craig, James Bond

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

9 thoughts on “New SPECTRE Poster and Plot Synopsis for Bond 24!”

  1. Craig’s tenure as Bond quite possibly represents the greatest reboot since rebooting became a thing. Only Nolan’s DK trilogy compares. The reason I was never that into Bond before was that I never bought the character, but Craig is not just convincing, he is scary. I believe this guy is a cold-blooded killer, and I would not want to run into him at night.

    Nolan wants to direct one? I say bring him in the moment Craig steps down, because the franchise will need Nolan most at that point. I don’t think I’ve ever been sadder at the prospect of an actor abandoning a role, and I hope they throw a lot of money his way and he rethinks. Let him keep bad-mouthing the role, I just want him in it a few more times.


    1. What you said. No seriously, that’s exactly how I felt about the franchise. My dad was bonkers over it from when he was a kid, but I thought it was just silly. There was never any character development, which kills anything to me. Even someone who goes around fighting people who through razor hats should take an emotional hit from that line of work. That’s what Craig has done so brilliantly. The “blunt instrument” at the beginning of Casino Royale is such a different man by the time he buries M in Skyfall. I truly am baffled as to why Craig hates being associated with it, because it’s the best work he does as an actor and he’s take a franchise that was for all purposes a Mike Meyers skit and turned it into something astounding. I agree, Nolan would be a huge asset if the franchise does have to transfer to a new Bond, and maybe the only thing that would keep me onboard.


  2. I don’t know if you’ve been following the recent SW toy rollout and the attendant deluge of info, and I don’t know how much you’re steering clear of spoilers, officially sanctioned or not, but a large plot element has been revealed that makes this movie look very, very close to ANH. At this point I think TFA is going to be wonderfully entertaining, maybe one of the best SW films ever. Anthony Daniels says so, and he hasn’t been shy about criticizing Disney, so I doubt he was paid off (he’s rude to fans at conventions and he called the prequels “bleak,” and he wasn’t talking about Anakin’s turn, so I think he speaks his mind). But JJ appears to be breaking even less new ground than I expected. I understand the impulse, because this is as much a reboot as a sequel, and my excitement has not abated. But I’m glad there are things I know going in.


    1. I honestly am trying to stay major spoiler free, but the movies are awash in parallellism and we’re at a place where A New Hope is needed again and it may follow similar tropes, but it’s not going to be the same movie, and I would say if it parallels a lot of IV, what’s wrong with that as long as it’s the jumping off point for the OT. It’s not like Rian Johnson is going to ape Empire Strikes Back. Overall, I don’t want to know more than the broad strokes and I think when you compare it to Lucas ripping whole scenes off in the prequels from the OT just with different characters, worst would be the Dooku/Kenobi scene from ATOC. I still feel very confident about everything official and tangible I’ve seen and heard.


      1. All I know is I want SW to be cool again. In the 16 years between ROTJ and Phantom Menace, you could tell people you were a Star Wars fan without having them look at you like you were a Star Trek fan. If people love TFA, and the message boards are awash with people who think the movie is cool while poring over the minutiae, I don’t care if it’s a shot by shot remake, Gus Van Sant style. OK, I’m being unrealistic about the message board part, the internet is too awash with cynicism these days, but still I’m looking forward to having conversations with non-fans that aren’t filled with qualifications. You can do it, JJ.


      2. I think the biggest question I have right now as they’re rolling all this promo stuff out is….where is Max von Syddow? You haven’t heard or seen a peep out of him since he was announced as part of the cast. Everyone else is getting hyped, but he’s quietly being kept under wraps….


      3. One of the earliest rumors was that he was playing an existing character, and that the fans would go wild. I have to admit I’m stumped. But I’m willing to bet that with Luke in exile, Max will serve the function of Obi-Wan in ANH… he will be an elderly mentor figure who spurs on Rey to leave the desert planet and enter a larger world. I have nothing to back this up, it’s just a feeling.


      4. I think it has to be bigger than that somehow, else why keep him secret? I was sure he’d be a villain at casting, but then I was sure Gleeson would be a Skywalker. He’d have to be someone in his fifties in the OT and I can’t think of anyone who survived that fits that bill….maybe they’re going to do him up in makeup and he’ll be ancient Admiral Ackbar lol


      5. How about Lobot?

        Seriously though, now that I’m stopping to actually think about it, Von Sydow looks exactly like an elderly Admiral Piett. I don’t know why they would cast Von Sydow, seeing how the original actor is still alive, but I always loved Piett. He was the Imperial Wedge, and he learned to survive under Vader, which took guts. Also, since he knew Vader, he would be a link that Kylo Ren might seek out, and we know the First Order will be making a visit to Jakku, where Sydow’s character lives. That’s if Kylo Ren hero-worships Vader like the coming attraction (and other leaked into) suggests. I’m loving this BTW. This is the first time JJ’s secrecy is not coming across as a gimmick, but is actually entertaining and part of the fun. We’re a hundred days out, and so much is up in the air.


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