Daniel Craig predicts SPECTRE will be better than Skyfall

Daniel Craig has claimed the script for the much-hyped new film is "better than we had last time" for 'Skyfall'

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig thinks the script for 'SPECTRE' is "better than we had last time".

The 46-year-old actor, who's playing James Bond for the fourth time in the much-anticipated new film, expects 'SPECTRE' to be superior to the 2012 hit 'Skyfall', which made more than $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.

He said: "We've got an amazing cast and, I think, a better script than we had last time."

The title of the new Sam Mendes-directed film relates to the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion (SPECTRE), which is led by iconic evil genius Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the scarred super-villain whose organisation played a prominent part in the 'Dr. No' and 'Thunderball' movies.

However, Daniel has refused to confirm or deny rumours that Christoph Waltz - who is playing a character called Oberhauser - will really be playing Bond's old adversary Blofeld, saying people would have to "wait and see".

Daniel told the BBC: "We started something in 'Skyfall', it felt like a beginning of something. This feels like a continuation of that. We're going to put all of those elements in, and much more."

Plot details of the new movie - which sees Ralph Fiennes replace Dame Judi Dench as M, the head of the MI6 intelligence service - read: "A cryptic message from Bond'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'."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 148 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…


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