The New James Bond Film is Called 'Spectre': Christoph Waltz in as Blofeld?

By Matt Hill on at

The 24th Bond film will be called Spectre and star Inglourious Basterds' Christoph Waltz as its likely baddie.

As Bond fans will know, SPECTRE stands for the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, which is run by iconic cat-stroking, facially scarred supervillain Blofeld. So it's a fairly educated guess that that's who Waltz will be playing (bald cap yet to be confirmed).

The new film title was announced at an event broadcast live from Buckinghamshire's Pinewood Studios, where Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens was shot and where every Bond's been filmed since 1962's Dr No.

Other cast members lining up to start filming with returning Skyfall director Sam Mendes this coming Monday are Guardians of the Galaxy's David Bautista, while Monica Bellucci is a Bond girl at last. Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw are back as Moneypenny, M and Q respectively.

The film will be released on November 26th 2015, with Skyfall screenwriters John Logan, Rob Wade and Neal Purvis penning the script. There's also a new Aston Martin DB10 in the film…

…although unconfirmed rumours also include Craig, returning for his fourth outing as the psychologically disturbed but dapper agent, racing round Rome in a slightly unflattering Fiat 500. The Italian capital is certainly one of the locations they're visiting as part of the seven-month shoot, alongside Morocco, Mexico City and the Austrian Alps.

Skyfall is the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK, making away with £102.9m in its tux trouser pocket. So, no pressure guys… [Sky News]