24 films later, and the James Bond franchise is coming full circle.
Today, MGM released the first trailer for Daniel Craig's latest outing as 007: Spectre. Coming as it does on the heels of 2012's classic Bond-establishing Skyfall, the film from returning director Sam Mendes brings the classic super spy into conflict with his longtime film foes S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
The trailer picks up shortly after the events of Skyfall, with Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) handing Bond some personal effects and alluding to a secret he can't share with anyone. From there he goes on a journey of sorts, threatening Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) with an insignia ring, which prompts White to tell Bond he is a "kite dancing in a hurricane."
The trailer wraps up with a series of shots that will be sure to please those wary of conspiratorial groups before a figure cloaked in shadow, presumably Christoph Waltz's Oberhauser, welcomes Bond to his lair as he implies they have a shared history.
Co-starring series newcomers Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott alongside franchise veterans Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Harris and Rory Kinnear, Spectre comes from a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.
The film opens Nov. 6, 2015.