Director Sam Mendes chimes in on why he came back for a “Skyfall” sequel in a new vlog, explaining that “SPECTRE” is the second part of a story that continues to link James Bond’s childhood to his profession. It’s personal, which is always a priority for Daniel Craig, but now Bond possesses a certain wisdom to deal with danger beyond his talent as an assassin. Good thing, too, since he encounters Blofeld and his eponymous terrorist organization for the first time.
In fact, Mendes says it’s significant that Bond is now more seasoned than his new MI6 colleagues: M (Ralph Fiennes), Moneypenny (Naomi Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw). Reading between the lines, though, we can infer that there’s a personal connection with Christoph Waltz’s Franz Oberhauser, since Hans Oberhauser was Bond’s ski instructor and father figure in Ian Fleming’s “Octopussy” short story.
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“SPECTRE” opens stateside November 6th.