Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond has been an interesting one, to say the least. After being cast as the iconic character to much fan criticism, Craig exploded into the franchise with Casino Royale, a film that managed to provide his 007 with a dark and realistic origin that left everyone wanting more. The film’s follow-up however, Quantum of Solace, didn’t manage to carry on with the momentum and energy that Royale provided it with, and instead, gave viewers a lackluster continuation to its predecessor’s engaging story.
It was then that the Bond franchise seemed to take a break. With Solace leaving somewhat of a bad aftertaste in fans’ mouths, it was unsure when we might get to see Craig in the role again. Well, then Sam Mendes’ Skyfall was released in 2012 and to say that the Bond franchise had more than regained the momentum it had lost, would be an understatement. The film was a critical and financial success that sent not only the franchise into new and exciting territory, but also helped to solidify Daniel Craig as one of the best James Bonds of all time.
Now, with Spectre set to be released in just a little less than two months from now, the anticipation to see the next, and possibly darkest chapter in Bond’s story unfold is palpable at this point. The trailers for the film have promised a rich, and emotional story that should hopefully not only prove to be a successful follow-up to Skyfall, but also provide a fitting farewell to what might be Craig’s last film in the role.
A new poster for the film was released online today, and it once again combines the suave and dangerous charm of the Bond character, with a much darker and strange story lying beneath the surface. Check it out below:
“A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”
So does this mean that Bond is going to actually be fighting a guy in a skeleton costume and fedora in this movie? Because I would be more than okay with that. In all seriousness though, the poster keeps in line with the same tone that has been shown in both the trailers and other promos released for the movie so far. It honestly seems like Spectre might be the darkest Bond film yet, and with the movie also managing to pay homage to the past films by incorporating the iconic evil secret society, it looks like Mendes and co. are shooting for the stars with this one.
Whether or not the movie will manage to continue the same kind of quality that was shown in Skyfall is unknown at this point, but considering how well Sam Mendes handles tone in his films, as well as bringing cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema on board to provide the film with the same kind of rich and gorgeous look that Roger Deakins brought to Skyfall, it certainly looks like they’re checking off as many of the boxes as they can. Now, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Spectre is set to be released on November 6th.
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