First SPECTRE Image from the Set Announces the Start of Filming and Teases SKYFALL Connection

     December 8, 2014

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It’s been four days since Sony Pictures unveiled the title and cast of Bond 24, and now it’s time for the team to get to work.  A new picture just popped up on the official James Bond 007 Facebook page and it shows off the slate for the first take on the very first day of filming and also teases a little something from Skyfall.

Spectre stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, the organization run by the evil genius Ernst Blofeld.  At this point, we know Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear will be back to reprise their roles and that the newcomers include Christop Waltz as Oberhauser, Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Andrew Scott as Denbigh and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, but there’s still no word on who snagged the role of Blofeld, if Oberhauser is an alias for Blofeld, or if the character is in the movie at all.  Hit the jump to check out the very first image from the set of Spectre.  The film is due in theaters on November 6, 2015.

Via the James Bond 007 Facebook page.

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See that dog statue in the top right corner of the image?  It’s in Skyfall.  Moneypenny (Harris) hands it to Bond (Craig) at the end of the film and says, “Maybe that was her way of telling you to take a desk job,” to which Bond replies, “Just the opposite!”  That object is definitely there for a reason, but what it means isn’t particularly cut and dry.  I look at it as a symbol of M (Judi Dench) and Bond’s relationship and a way for her to convey to him that he can survive it all, just like the dog did, but what do you think?  Why might the statue be important to the plot of Spectre, or is it nothing more than a wink to the fans?

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