When we last left James Bond in “Quantum of Solace,” he was on a mission of vengeance after being scorned by a past love. “Quantum” picked right up where “Casino Royale” left off, and even though there was a lot of action in the flick, Bond wasn’t Bond: He transformed into a cold, hard character, who audiences never saw crack a smile or have his martini shaken.
Fast-forward four years: Bond has had time to heal and seems to be ready to get back to his old form, even if he has traded in his martini for a Heineken. MTV News visited the London set of Daniel Craig’s third Bond flick , “Skyfall,” and he told us fans will see him portray a whole new 007.
“He’s much softer and nicer now,” Craig explained. “It’s just different … hopefully, it’s different again from that [‘Casino Royale’]. There was a story to telling ‘Quantum’ that we had to finish off and round off. He was hurt and broken-hearted; he’s not so broken-hearted. He’s on the mend; he’s feeling much better.”
While little is known about the plot of “Skyfall,” the 23rd Bond film, what we do know from the official synopsis is that Bond’s loyalty to Judi Dench’s character, M, is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. That leaves a lot of holes that need to be filled, but, of course, Craig wouldn’t give away too much. After all, it’s top-secret information.
Craig said Bond’s relationship with M is “a very important part of the film.” “There’s also the very important relationship he has with the bad guy in the movie [Silva, played by Javier Bardem]. We got Javier to come and do that, which gives the film a richer content, but his relationship with M, they are very close and they basically go on an adventure together, she gets out in the field. Judi, she’ll tell you she usually films most of her stuff in the studio like this while we are all off in some wonderful location and she gets to come with us this time.”
“Skyfall” hits theaters November 9.
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