I thought you came here to die.

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.

At this point, there are only two things to say about Spectre. The first is that it looks terrific. This trailer is jam-packed with sweet-looking action, and the banter between Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz is just great. The second is speculation as to whether or not Waltz is playing Blofeld. It seems pretty obvious that he is, right? And hey, pause this trailer when he says “I thought you came here to die,” and you’ll see some scar-like lines on the right side of his face – that could be the trademark scar, right? But man, I just don’t know anymore. I was really hoping that this final trailer would throw off all pretense and just do the big reveal, but it hasn’t. I can’t help but wonder if there’s any way for them to pull off a reveal of Waltz’s character at this point. If he’s Blofeld, it’ll be underwhelming in the same way as Benedict Cumberbatch playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness – we knew it all along, so it was no surprise. But if Waltz isn’t Blofeld, that will be a disappointment too, because then he’s just some nobody bad guy instead of one of the trademark villains of the franchise. Personally, I think the best thing would be to reveal that Waltz is playing a different iconic Bond villain. I mean, “I thought you came here to die,” is pretty similar to Goldfinger’s famous line, “I expect you to die.” And that outfit that Waltz is wearing looks an awful lot like Dr. No’s costume. Maybe Spectre will surprise me yet. Either way, this looks like a fun ride.

Spectre comes out November 6, 2015.

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