After Bond’s appearance at the London 2012 opening ceremony last Friday, it seems very timely that the brand new trailer for Skyfall was released this week.
Unfortunately, the Queen doesn’t make an appearance this time – and I’m yet to decide if two Bond Girls make up for that omission – but it seems Skyfall is going to be yet another triumph for the Daniel Craig era.
The 2-minute-25-second-long preview begins with Bond plummeting to his ‘death’, shot by Bond Girl number one, Naomie Harris, under orders from Judi Dench’s M.
It seems 007 has a bit of fun being ‘dead’, drinking and trapping scorpions and the like, before resurrecting himself and his one-liners to deal with new villain, Silva, played by Javier Bardem.
From the trailer, we basically get everything you’d expect from a Bond film really, which isn’t a bad thing by a long shot. Patriotism, gadgets, an unnerving villain and Bond being, well Bond, with a lady in a shower.
Whatever you think, I’d suggest getting on board with Bond now, because as of October, 007 mania will have hit thanks to the spy reaching his 50th birthday. Many happy returns.
Skyfall is set to reach UK cinemas on 26 October 2012.