The 24th 007 movie, starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, LĂ©a Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, gaveÂ name after the evil organisation first seen in 1965.
The 24th James BondÂ movie is to be titled Spectre, it was announced on Thursday.
“At a star-studded press conference live-streamed from Londonâ€™s Pinewood Studios, where director Sam Mendes is due to begin filming next week, producers also revealed that the Austrian actor Christoph Waltz will play a key role in the movie. But they refused to confirm reports that the two-time Oscar winner has signed to portray the new Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the iconic Bond villain who traditionally heads up Spectre,” reports The Guardian.
“LĂ©a Seydoux, 29, who starred in Blue is the Warmest Colour, and Monica Bellucci, 50, who starred in Irreversible, will play the new â€śBond girlsâ€ť â€“ Madeleine Swann and Lucia Sciarra, respectively â€“ opposite 46-year-old Daniel Craig in his fourth outing as 007,” the publication adds.
The new film has also added Guardians of the Galaxyâ€™s Dave Bautista and Sherlockâ€™s Andrew Scott to the cast. Bautista will play a character named Mr Hinx, tipped to be a henchman of sorts, whileÂ Scott as a Whitehall newcomer named Denby.
Two weeks ago reports claimedÂ that three key action scenes, including night-time vehicle chases, will be shotÂ in Romeâ€™s historic centre and on the famous Corso Vittorio Emanuele II thoroughfare.
Further Italian scenes will take place at the royal palace of Caserta in Campania, a huge 18th-century site constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples, reports said.
â€śFor Bond fans, this is the best Christmas present â€“ the return of James Bond and classic elements of the series with yet another classic title coined by Ian Fleming,â€ť said Ajay Chowdhury of the James Bond International Fan Club. â€śThis announcement is like opening the first window of a Bond advent calendar. Further windows will be: who will sing the song, the first trailers, the premiere. The only thing better than this news would be Santa driving an Aston Martin sleigh.â€ť
The new movie, which is scheduled to hitÂ UK cinemas on 23 October and in the US on 6 November 2015, arrives with the spy saga at an all-time high in terms of critical cachet and box office clout.
By the way, Mendesâ€™s Skyfall took more than $1.1bn (ÂŁ700m) worldwide in 2012 and is Britainâ€™s highest-grossing film, with receipts of more than ÂŁ100m.
Announcing the production, Sony said of the plot: â€śA cryptic message from Bondâ€™s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.â€ť
But who cares about the cast when thereâ€™s a sweet new Aston Martin coming, too?
Meet the next Bond car: An Aston Martin DB10. Us peons who lack a license to kill wonâ€™t actually be able to buy one â€” Aston built the DB10 specifically for Spectre, and itâ€™s only building 10 of them,Â according to Jalopnik.