This Week in James Bond: the SPECTRE edition

Welcome back to “This Week in James Bond”! In this installment, we’re talking SPECTRE – and nothing but. Be sure to check out the latest news episode of JBR in which Tom and Chris discussed the news of previous weeks.

Here’s the newest poster for SPECTRE, which features not only a white dinner jacket-clad Daniel Craig but also a Live and Let Die-esque skeleton man in the background.

Look carefully at the credits and you’ll notice in the second row of text that Daniel Craig also has producing credit. Also, Monica Bellucci gets the coveted “with” listing.

In other SPECTRE news, tickets for the film will go on sale this coming Monday. It is rumoured that on or around the same day, the theme song artist will be announced; stay tuned for more information. As of a few weeks ago, fellow James Bond website reported that odds were high in favour of the band Radiohead.

Various corporate sponsors of the film have also begun releasing promotional tie-in advertisements to coincide with the release of SPECTRE, including Tom FordHeineken, and Omega. Craig himself also recently visited the Omega factory in Switzerland to examine the new Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre”, pictured below (thanks to Marcos Kontze from James Bond Brasil for the image), which is receiving a limited production of 7007 units to tie in with the film’s release. (Source: Forbes)


Madame Tussauds London also announced the creation of five more wax figures to accompany Daniel Craig’s in honour of the release of SPECTRE. Some of them may be quite familiar to you.

Finally, Daniel Craig was interviewed by DuJour and Esquire magazines, and gave some enlightening answers to both. You can check out the scans of Craig’s Esquire interview below (thanks again to JBBR).

ESQUIRE UK (October 2015)












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About The Author

Linda Zhu

Linda is a biochemistry major at the University of British Columbia. When she's not busy being a Bond fangirl, she enjoys listening to alternative rock music, backpacking and (trying to learn) foreign languages, and fiddling around with the innards of PCs and Android devices.

  • Jack Lugo

    Great work, Linda!

  • GerardoValero

    During the Day of the Dead filming there was only 1 person with that particular hat, skeleton mask and suit. In other words, the guy in the poster’s background is the same one than that in its front……James Bond.

  • Langford

    That poster is awesome – class, toughness…. Bond

  • Simon Woolley

    Great round up as always. Thanks Lindale!