When Daniel Craig took over as James Bond, a lot of people were pleased with the series' new direction. But Ralph Fiennes says one part of the world definitely wasn’t: Russia.
From jet packs to exploding pens, James Bond has historically enjoyed a plethora of gadgets to get him in and out of spy scrapes. In more recent years Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes have settled on a more realistic approach that sees Bond get by with a simple pistol. ‘SPECTRE’ saw a return to gadgetry with the tricked out Aston Martin whose flamethrower helped Bond escape from evil henchman Mr. Hinx.
Daniel Craig as James Bond in ‘SPECTRE’ (Sony) The James Bond universe is built on self-referential winks. From the traditional opening-credits to the theme song, from the “Bond, James Bond” introductions to the bottomless martinis “shaken, not stirred,” you know each movie is going to be packed with callbacks and links to previous installments. SPECTRE is no different — in fact, the new release, the 24th in the official canon, might be the most recursive 007 flick yet. It’s all right there in the plot description: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.”
Sam Smith was on Ellen Friday and talked about everything: his new house, his new song, and his new cat! He said that he was able to compose Writing’s on the Wall, his theme song for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, on his first try. But more importantly, his new cat’s name is Henry, and sort of acts like a dog sometimes! To learn more about Yahoo SuperFan, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @YahooSuperFan, Facebook, and Instagram for your daily dose of all things TV and Movies
When it comes to being perpetually peeved, nobody does it better than Daniel Craig. The 47-year-old actor has been playing James Bond for nearly a decade now, resulting in two very good movies (Casino Royale and Skyfall), one really bad one (Quantum of Solace), and this week’s Spectre, which has drawn mixed reviews, and resulted in several cantankerous interviews with its star, who often looks like he’d rather be drinking a herring-guts milkshake than promoting a movie. (Even Sir Crankypants himself, Timothy Dalton, opened up his pearly-white gates once in a while). With Craig dropping hints that he’s through with the franchise, here are 16 reminders of how Octopissy the actor can get while on the red carpet
For starters, Monica Bellucci is on more of the mature side of what we typically see from the role. Bellucci knew early on that her role would be something special, saying, “When I met [director] Sam Mendes, he told me he was looking for an adult woman. So we see a mature woman for the first time close to James Bond, and I think it’s a beautiful message for women and for actresses.” Believe it or not, Léa Seydoux is the first blond woman to take the female lead, similar to how Daniel Craig serves as the first blond Bond. Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Moneypenny, is the veteran of the group after appearing in Skyfall.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert and Daniel Craig looked into a very serious question: If James Bond keeps driving so recklessly, who keeps giving him all these cars? They turned to sketch comedy to find the answer and showed that when it comes to the mundane process of renting a car, the struggle is real. Really real. Even for Bond.
Here at the Superfan offices, some of the staff decided to cast their hats into the ring, debating whose portrayal was the hands-down all-time best James Bond.
God bless Daniel Craig. Recently, he’s been making headlines for being “cranky” and blunt about James Bond, while doing press for the latest film in the series, SPECTRE The trouble all began earlier this month, when a Time Out reporter asked Craig if he’d be interested in doing another Bond movie. Good luck to them! … Make it better, that’s all.” But Daniel Craig was just getting started. In a later sit-down with Red Bulletin, he had a few choice words for Bond’s relationships with women.
Sam Smith’s new video for “Writing’s on the Wall” –the theme song for the new James Bond movie, Spectre – has arrived. The video’s release coincides with Global James Bond Day, the anniversary of the theatrical release of the very first Bond film, 1962’s Dr. No. Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ Is First 'Bond’ Theme to Top U.K. Singles Chart The video was directed by Luke Monaghan and filmed in Rome, in the same locations that Spectre was shot.
Sam Smith announced earlier this month that he would be singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, and now he’s sharing a teaser of the tune’s music video. It looks like Sam Smith’s Bond theme is getting the full music video treatment, whereas Adele’s “Skyfall” only had a lyric video.
James Bond is our most elegant action hero, and it looks like Monica Bellucci will fit right into 007’s world. At a photo call in Rome on Wednesday, Bellucci posed alongside her SPECTRE co-star Daniel Craig, who plays the swanky secret agent for the fourth time in Sam Mendes’s upcoming film. Bellucci plays Bond’s love interest Lucia Sciarra and looked stunning in a curve-hugging, knee-length red dress and natural make-up, while Craig wore an impeccably tailored pinstripe suit.
James Bond is returning for his 24th film adventure this November and he looks… pretty cold, actually. Sony has released the first official photo from SPECTRE, and it shows 007 (Daniel Craig in his fourth stint as Bond) brandishing a firearm in wintery terrain that looks like it could be adjacent to Inception’s snow fortress. Sony also released a behind-the-scenes video filmed in Sölden, Austria that should rightly fire you up for Sam Mendes’ follow-up to 2012’s excellent Skyfall.
James Bond is back on the slopes in style. Production resumed Wednesday on SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig heading to the resort perched atop Gaislachkogl peak in Sölden, Austria, to film a key sequence for the 24th Bond caper. The 007 star was flanked by French actress Léa Seydoux, who plays one of the film’s signature Bond girls, Madeleine Swann, and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista as villainous heavy Mr. Hinx, as they posed for the press before beginning the shoot.