Fans have had to suffer three long years since the blockbuster Skyfall for a new James Bond movie, but when Spectre hits theaters in November, it will most likely be well worth the wait. Earlier this week, the 007 adventure debuted a new ad with their longtime partner Heineken, and today, we have a behind-the-scenes preview that explores some of the explosive action sequences. Director Sam Mendes and several crew members take us through some of the massive set pieces, while the filmmaker explains the importance of practical stunts in this beloved franchise.
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes).
Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of Spectre, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Dave Bautista, Rory Kinnear and Stephanie Sigman. When the full cast for Spectre was announced, many thought that Christoph Waltz would be playing the iconic Bond villain Blofeld, since MGM won back the rights to the Spectre organization and the villain Blofeld back in 2013. However, his character was revealed to be Franz Oberhauser, although many fans still theorize that this is all just a ruse, and he is actually the iconic Blofeld.
Spectre will hit theaters on November 6, going up against 20th Century Fox's The Peanuts Movie and The Outskirts. It was recently announced that British singer Sam Smith will be singing the Spectre theme song, dubbed "Writing on the Wall," which will be available to purchase and stream on September 25. While we wait for that song to debut, check out this action-packed preview for Spectre.