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Watch: First Full ‘Skyfall’ Trailer

Almost four years after the release of the less-than-spectacular Quantum of Solace, a full trailer for the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, has been released. And whereas the last film saw our hero tackling – heaven forbid – a Bolivian water baron, the next will see MI6  managing to leak the identities of all its agents, and Bond delving in to the secrets that plague his employer, M (Judi Dench). This is a fact that can presumably be justified by the fact that the woman orders that Bond be “bloody shot”.

The trailer offers the typical 007 tropes: all conceivable places being shot by all conceivable guns, make-out scenes aplenty, overhead shots of cities, and characters inexplicably ending up fighting on top of trains.

For the first time in the series’ reboot, however, we also see the inclusion of gadgets: this time, a fingerprint-reading handgun provided by the newly casted Q (Ben Whishaw). It’s not quite The World Is Not Enough‘s flame-throwing bagpipe (I kid you not), but I’m sure we’re all looking forward to Bond’s obligatory smirk upon having a villain fail to use the weapon against him. Bonus points if the scenario also includes sharks, lasers or sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.

Most interestingly however, is the first real look at Javier Bardem’s villainous Silva, who manages to be plenty menacing despite not having the same, bowel-shifting voice that he had as Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men (but thankfully, nor does he have that same, fabulous haircut).

Skyfall comes parachuting to screens on October 26th – hopefully ol’ Queen Elizabeth won’t need another ride to the opening ceremony of the Olympics before then.

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About Josh Gripton

Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.