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James Bond Has A Dark Secret In The First Teaser For "Spectre"

The newest adventure for Agent 007 opens on Nov. 6, 2015.

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The first teaser for Spectre, the latest James Bond movie, debuted late Friday.

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It appears to pick up very soon after Skyfall ended, with the ruins of the bombed out headquarters of MI6 still smoldering near the Thames.

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Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) also has a surprise for Bond (Daniel Craig) — it seems something did survive the massive fire at his old childhood home at the end of the last film.

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"You've got a secret," she tells Bond. "Something you can't tell anyone. Because you don't trust anyone."

It appears a valuable document from Bond's past was only partially burned in the fire.

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Let's zoom in a little closer.

It's an order of temporary guardianship, transferring young James Master Bond, age 12, to someone who appears to be outside his family.
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It's an order of temporary guardianship, transferring young James Master Bond, age 12, to someone who appears to be outside his family.

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The name of the temporary guardian: "J. Oberhauser" — which just happens to be the name listed for the character played by Christoph Waltz.

Curious.

Bond also seeks out another figure from his past, Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), of the nefarious criminal group Quantum from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

But Bond’s interest in Mr. White isn’t about Quantum. Instead, he produces a ring with an insignia familiar to anyone familiar with the past 50 years of Bond films.

A ring that provokes a most ominous warning from Mr. White.

The ring of SPECTRE.

And who appears to be at the head of this multi-tentacled evil organization?

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Well, since he sounds like Christoph Waltz, and his silhouette looks like Christoph Waltz, let's go ahead and assume it's Bond's old temporary guardian, J. Oberhauser. Twist!

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Waltz's face is obscured, so it's hard to tell if Oberhauser is really Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the traditional SPECTRE leader who in previous Bond films has a scar cutting through his face.

So, yeah, he's probably Blofeld.

The 95 second teaser leans heavy on the stylishly gloomy portent, and contains zero Bond-ian derring do.

In fact, the only brand new cast member to (literally) show their face, Monica Bellucci, is at a funeral.Still, the teaser most evokes Skyfall's mature and emotionally complex storytelling, and that is a very good thing.
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In fact, the only brand new cast member to (literally) show their face, Monica Bellucci, is at a funeral.

Still, the teaser most evokes Skyfall's mature and emotionally complex storytelling, and that is a very good thing.

  1. What did you make of this first look at "Spectre"?

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    I'm shaken and stirred. Count me in!
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    I'm stirred, but not shaken. I need to see more.
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    This was a very weak martini. Where did all the fun go, James?!
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What did you make of this first look at "Spectre"?
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    I'm shaken and stirred. Count me in!
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    I'm stirred, but not shaken. I need to see more.
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    This was a very weak martini. Where did all the fun go, James?!
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