‘Skyfall’ Story Details Reveal Ralph Fiennes Will Replace an Iconic Character

We now know whom Ralph Fiennes' government agent will be replacing in this upcoming James Bond adventure.
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‘Skyfall’ Story Details Reveal Ralph Fiennes Will Replace an Iconic Character

Ralph Fiennes will replace an iconic 007 character Early today, Ralph Fiennes revealed some meager character details about his role in the upcoming James Bond adventure Skyfall, offering this small hint.

"I'm allowed to say that I'm a government agent."

Now, an insider at EON Productions has slipped a few more story details our way, and, look out, this is a MAJOR SPOILER!

It seems as though Ralph Fiennes is actually going to replace Judi Dench as the new M. This will be Dame Judi's final 007 appearance, with Fiennes set to carry on the character into the unforeseeable future.

This is what we were told.

"Ralph Fiennes play's a government agent, which we never get a name on, because he is set to play the new M.

Skyfall centers around M (Judi Dench) where her past forces her to leave as head of MI6, and find a new M. The board of MI6 then turns to a government agent (Ralph Fiennes) to take over. M (Dame Judi) is now forced to train the new head of MI6."

While this news has yet to be confirmed, it does come from a quite reliable source inside the studio.

Skyfall was released November 9th, 2012.

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  • m2 • 3 years ago

    What?

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    • jayaottley • 3 years ago

      Congratulations @movieweb , this plank of an article writer has not only spoiled 2 movies of 2011 but two of the biggest movies of 2012

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      • slysnide • 3 years ago

        This is terrible if it's true. Judi Dench is perfect as M, and she's not even close to retirement.

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        • david-dvd-1988 • 3 years ago

          @JennyL i believe she had a flying DeLorean thanks to Q

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          • aamiros • 3 years ago

            that awkward moment when voldermort is the new MI6's M :P

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            • JennyL • 3 years ago

              So let me get the timeline of James Bond straight. Judi Dench appeared in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace which was Bond's early days. She also appeared in Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Golden Eye, which were Bond's later years. Does that mean she quit and then went back to MI6?

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              • kataklysmchild • 3 years ago

                I like Ralph Fiennes,but having him as the new M will be weird.Dench always had that motherly vibe to her and I will miss it if this is her last Bond film.

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                • k-man • 3 years ago

                  I'm not really sure how I feel about this whole thing. I think I'm torn because I really like Dench as M and it wouldn't be the same without her. Plus, she has been the one classic piece of the puzzle that wasn't lost when it became a reboot......and yes, I call it a reboot because that's exactly what it is (@comicbookfan @ejk1), I dont even think anyone could argue against that one.

                  However, on the other hand, I find it perhaps more fitting that someone like Ralph Fiennes take over for the head of MI6. Not that Dench isn't good herself.....but considering it is a reboot, mind as well change up everything.

                  If ever I want my dose of the "classic" M, I can always refer back to the other Bond films Dench has been in, which is quite a few.

                  I'm intrigued to see how this goes down on screen! Cant wait!! I think this is going to be the best Bond film yet.......or at least the best since Goldeneye.

                  2012 is HERE!!!!

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                  • ChiRep-1 • 3 years ago

                    @shuabert lol noticed that.

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                    • equialuv • 3 years ago

                      wow - that will be different

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                      • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

                        @bawnian-dexeus Spur of the moment, sadly. Got a friend's old USB modem but I think it's charging him for me to use it since I haven't set up an account on it yet, it just worked upon install... Guess I should let him know.

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                        • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                          ''(Singing) .....Can't wait!!

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                          • shuabert • 3 years ago

                            Hey, Orange made a proper spoiler warning here. See, he's learning.

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                            • pbcritical • 3 years ago

                              cant wait for Skyfall. Finally more solid news about a new Bond movie.

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                @comicbookfan BTW, you back full time or just spur of the moment?

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                                • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                                  @bawnian-dexeus yes, I can blame you :P Hahaha

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                                  • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

                                    @bawnian-dexeus Lol, no. GoldenEye was one of the best in my opinion.

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                      @ejk1@comicbookfan

                                      LOL, well, I was first introduced to Golden Eye before the rest so, can you blame me?

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                                      • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

                                        Bernard Lee seconded. Lol

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                                        • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                                          @bawnian-dexeus BERNARD LEE FTW!!! hahaha

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