THE first full trailer for the new Bond movie, Spectre, has been released.
Fans will not be disappointed as the latest 007 instalment is packed with explosions, glimpses of epic car chases and Bond’s witty one-liners.
Daniel Craig is back as sharp-suited spy James Bond, and when quizzed in the trailer about his whereabouts quips: “I was taking some overdue holiday.”
Naomie Harris is back as Miss Moneypenny and tells a serious-looking Bond: “I think you’re just getting started.”
Since it was revealed double Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz would be playing Bond’s nemesis, there has been much anticipation and hype from fans.
And judging from his ominous stare-down and shadowed glimpses of him in the trailer, Waltz will not disappoint.
His character, reportedly called Franz Oberhauser, is overheard telling Bond he is the “author of all his pain”.
But no Bond film is complete without its trademark Bond girl beauties and the trailer also shows a glimpse of both newcomers - Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra.
Last week it was announced that London will host the world premiere of the movie.
The date of the premiere is set for October 26, although no official venue has been announced yet.
UK audiences will also be the first in the world to see the movie as it will open in cinemas across the UK and Ireland simultaneously.
Spectre is the 24th movie in the franchise. The 23rd instalment, Skyfall, racked up an impressive 1.1 billion dollars (£704 million) worldwide after its release in 2012.
In the UK, Skyfall was the first and, to date, only film to earn more than £100 million domestically.
Director Sam Mendes, who is at the helm for Spectre again, was quoted this week as saying he would not be back to do another one.
“I said no to the last one and then ended up doing it, and was pilloried by all my friends,” he’s quoted as saying, “But I do think this is probably it.”
Ajay Chowdhury, from the James Bond International Fan Club, said the trailer “hit all the Bond beats”.
He said: “Sam Mendes’ final - for now - Bond film promises to be the perfect follow-up to Skyfall.
“The rich stew of characterisation makes the Bond era so much more satisfying than just mere action films.
“The locations for Spectre look spectacular in the trailer: Mexico City, London, Austrian Alps, Rome, Morocco - this Bond is a real cinematic journey.”