I've been waiting four long years to hear that iconic MGM lion let out another fierce roar. Four long years to see martinis drank as villains monologue their plans for world domination. Four long years to see Britain's top secret agent renew his license to kill. That's right Bond fans 007 is on his way back to the silver screen for his 23rd time, in Skyfall ,and here is the first teaser trailer to prove it.
Do you have 00 sized goosebumps now? Because I sure do.
This 84 second teaser lives up to the definition. It gives the viewer just enough eye candy to be excited about without giving anything away. The teaser's 24 words of dialogue doesn't quite explain much, but again that's the point, keeping to the viewer in that state of anticipation. Here are a couple of highlights and some omissions that caught this Bond fan's eyes:
50 years old and this franchise has never looked better. Skyfall marks Daniel Craig's third outing as the famed MI:6 secret agent, yet this time things are going to be a little for him. Breaking from the story arc that began in Casino Royale, and extended in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall is rumoured to bring Bond back to his standalone action flick model. As awesome as both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were continuity has never been Bond's style. Sure, there have been a few exceptions in the past, but part of the reason the character has been able to last and thrive for half a century is because each film is its own story. Though I was interested to see how the Broccoli family, Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson (owners/producers of the Bond Legacy), would have concluded 007's Quantum villains story-arc I'm glad Craig will get a more traditional Bond flick before his age catches up with him. With Bond's final words in the teaser being:
"Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first."
007 doesn't seem to running out of villains anytime soon.
Andrew Burns loves film and comics, and can be found writing about when those worlds converge. You can follow him on Twitter at @myAndrewBurns.