[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he official title and cast for the upcoming James Bond flick has been announced.
The big reveal by Eon Productions, MGM, and Sony was streamed live via 007.com from Pinewood Studios in the U.K.
Director Sam Mendes has revealed that the upcoming James Bond film will be titled Spectre. The film will of course see the return of Daniel Craig as Bond. Also returning are Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, and Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner.
New additions to the cast include Andrew Scott as Denbigh, who Mendes describes as a “new addition to the Whitehall family.” Dave Bautista, fresh off the heels of Guardians of the Galaxy, will also appear in Spectre as a new henchman named Mr. Hinx. The film also adds two new “Bond girls”: Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra and Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swan.
Finally, as reported, Christoph Waltz was officially announced to have a starring role in the film as a character named Oberhauser, though it has been widely rumored that Waltz will actually be Bond’s old nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Of course, Bond’s car is just as an important character as Bond himself. Mendes unveiled the Aston Martin DB10, which is the latest model in a long line of luxury Bond Cars.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin on Monday with a slated release in the U.K. on October 23, 2015 and in the U.S. on November 5, 2015.