The latest issue of Empire Magazine out yesterday revealed some more details about the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond set for a November release. The magazine also featured brand new stills, showing Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista in character as Bond girl Dr. Madeline Swann and SPECTRE enforcer Mr Hinx. WARNING - SOME SPOILERS MAY BE AHEAD.
The magazine features short interviews with producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, both of them clearifying that the title refers precisely to the same organization 007 battled in the first Bond film, but it has been made "exciting and different" for the 21st century.
While they remained tight-lipped about the film's plot and the rumors about who Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) is, the publication revealed something more about two key characters in the film: Mr. Hinx and Dr. Madeline Swann.
"Hinx is a badass, and he has a sense of humour", says THE GUARDIAN'S OF THE GALAXY wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista, who is playing one of SPECTRE's top assasins, according to the source.
Léa Seydoux, who played bad girl Sabine Moreau opposite Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt in 2012's MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL, is now playing the new Bond girl, Dr. Madeline Swann, apparently a psychiatrist.
"She's Bond's equal. Strong and smart," the Parisian actress reveals about her character, perhaps in the same marketing way Halle Berry did 13 years ago when promoting Pierce Brosnan's last 007 outing DIE ANOTHER DAY.
Seydoux and Bautista get together in Austria, in a scene where the Doctor is kidnapped by the villain -she is apparently "valuable" to the evil organization behind the title, and a chase then ensues between Hinx and Bond, who is also following the trail of Dr Swann to get to something or someone - according to the official synopsis, 007 will follow a cryptic message of his past which leads to SPECTRE, at the same time M (Ralph Fiennes, who replaced Judi Dench after seven years of "service") battles political forces.
The latest issue of Empire Magazine can be ordered here.