James Bond movie Spectre gets release date

It looks like 2015 is turning out to be the year of big movie comebacks. As well as the new Terminator, Star Wars and Mission Impossible films, James Bond is returning to the big screen with Spectre

It's been revealed that London is to host of the world premiere of the movie on 26 October,  although no official venue has been announced yet.

On the same day, UK audiences will also be the first in the world to see the movie as it will open in cinemas across the UK and Ireland simultaneously.

A Daniel Craig stunt double on a speedboat on the river Thames

A Daniel Craig stunt double on a speedboat on the river Thames (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Daniel Craig returns as suave, sharp-suited spy James Bond, with Skyfall director Sam Mendes also back at the helm.

Not much has been revealed about the movie, but the plot has hinted at a message from Bond’s past leading to him uncovering a “sinister organisation”.

Old faces returning include Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.

New cast members include two Bond girls, played by Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci.

Ralph Fiennes will replace Dame Judi Dench as Bond’s boss, M, while double Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz will keep fans entertained as a new villain.

Spectre is the 24th movie in the franchise. The 23rd instalment, Skyfall, racked up an impressive 1.1 billion dollars (£704 million) worldwide in 2012.

In the UK, Skyfall was the first and, to date, only film to earn more than £100 million domestically.


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