Rachel Paige
December 04, 2014 10:14 am

There are 23 James Bond movies, and I love Every. Single. One. Of. Them. (Including that kinda weird one about voodoo, I’m looking at you Live and Let Die). As of today, we can break out our dusty Bond paraphernalia because the 24th installment of the franchise is officially official. The next Bond film will be called Spectre, and will be released on November 6, 2015! The glorious news was breathed from the lips of director Sam Mendes, at a press conference this morning in London.

What’s Spectre going to be about? Beats me. Barely two sentences were released about the plot: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.” Did you get all that?

Bond plots and secrets are always kept locked up for as long as possible, but we can piece together a few exciting tidbits by looking back into the Bond archives. SPECTRE has popped up in Bond films before — it’s a secret organization that stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. Which leads us to the rather likely conclusion that Bond is going to have to save the world once again. And he’ll look just smashing while he does it.

On top of the big title reveal, the official cast was also announced. Daniel Craig will be back to play Bond for the third time, and Christoph Waltz takes a turn as the bad guy. The cast also includes David Bautista (who played Dax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy this summer), Andew Scott who is best known for his work as Moriaty on BBC’s Sherlock, along with Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux as the Bond girls. This cast is AWESOME. It’s going to be a very long wait until November.

There’s no word yet on who will do the theme song for the movie, but if we’re allowed to vote please put us down for be Ed Sheeran or Sam Smith. Or Ed Sheeran + Sam Smith. Yes, that sounds just about right.

For those who need every juice detail, here’s the 11-minute press conference that took place this morning.

Image via here.

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