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The long-awaited production announcements for director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli’s upcoming follow-up to 2012’s “Skyfall” has been unveiled.  The next Bond film tentatively referred to as “Bond 24”, is now officially titled SPECTRE as many have guessed over the last few weeks due to some speculation that Christoph Waltz is cast as Nefarious Blofeld.

Official Bond Girl, Car, Cast and Title for ‘Bond 24’ Has Been Announced

Official Bond Girl, Car, Cast and Title for ‘Bond 24’ Has Been Announced

On that note with regard to the casting selection, we have much to celebrate with an awesome line-up of A-list actors (and one or two surprises!). Let’s check out the official cast as cited by the Dailymail:

Reprising their former roles:

  • Daniel Craig
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Naomie Harris
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Rory Kinnear

Cast newcomers include:

  • Monica Belluci
  • Christoph Waltz
  • David Bautista
  • Léa Seydoux
Bond 24: (L-R) Andrew Scott, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes, Léa Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz and Ben Whishaw gathered at Buckinghamshire's Pinewood Studios on Thursday to announce the new Bond movie Spectre. (Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk)

Bond 24: (L-R) Andrew Scott, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes, Léa Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz and Ben Whishaw gathered at Buckinghamshire’s Pinewood Studios on Thursday to announce the new Bond movie Spectre. (Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk)

Christoph Waltz has not officially been announced as the villain yet, but TDM said in earlier reports that Waltz’s involvement in the new film will be confirmed at the press conference, but his character announcement will be a misdirect. Eon productions, which own the James Bond film franchise, will announce that the “Django Unchained” star is set to play “Franz Oberhauser, son of the late Hans Oberhauser, a ski instructor who acted as a father figure to Bond.” The site’s senior sources believe the casting is a “double bluff worthy of 007 himself and that Waltz is actually playing Blofeld.”

 

Additional noteworthy news:

The very desirable 50-year-old Belluci will make history when she becomes the oldest Bond girl since the start of the franchise.

Monica Belluci

Monica Belluci

Producers unveiled the latest Bond babe magnet. Aston Martin won the hearts and minds of the production team to include yet another DB……and yes…..the DB10 is sexier than ever.

The DB10 is built around the same VH platform and V8 engine as the aging Vantage. Though it's evolved over the years, the VH platform dates back to the V12 Vanquish that launched way back in 2001. The second generation of that platform underpins the Vantage on which the DB10 is reportedly based, powered by a version of Jaguar's AJV8 engine that dates back to 1996.

The DB10 is built around the same VH platform and V8 engine as the aging Vantage. Though it’s evolved over the years, the VH platform dates back to the V12 Vanquish that launched way back in 2001. The second generation of that platform underpins the Vantage on which the DB10 is reportedly based, powered by a version of Jaguar’s AJV8 engine that dates back to 1996.

Bond will be going on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation after receiving a cryptic message from his past. “Spectre” will be shot on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud in Morocco. Expect the latest Bond to storm theatres on November 6, 2015.