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"You've got a secret. Something you can't tell anyone."

What do you suppose this "Certificate of Temporary Guardianship" means in the Spectre teaser? Moneypenny says it's recovered from Skyfall so it must be important. Temporary Guardianship hmmm. Was Daniel Craig's Bond once Bruce Wayne's boy wonder legal ward and boy wonder? Was he raised by Oldest Bond, Sean Connery in the wilderness like Hanna.  

Have you any theories?

Even in shadow Christoph Waltz is instantly recognizable because his voice is so distinctive and unchangeable whatever the role -- hell, he even sounds like that when he's playing Americans.

This photo reminded The Dissolve of Force Majeure but whenever I see an old talismanic photo in a movie, I know the Terminators are on their way in naked time-travel energy bubbles.

But yes, I suppose Force Majeure makes more sense as a unexpected tie-in, except that James Bond isn't scared of no avalanche. The movie studios sure are crazy about building their "expanded universes" 


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Reader Comments (13)

Loving it. Spy movies to me are what musicals are to you (even when they are kinda sorta bad, I still like them :)). And this will NOT be kinda sorta bad, that's fo sure.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnonny

Moneypenny says it. Not M (Now Ralph Fienes)

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterI/fwp

We know from Skyfall that Bond's childhood is more or less that of the novels; his parents were killed in a skiing accident. So, well, someone had to be his Bruce Wayne.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

I swear if Christoph Waltz gets nominated for another Oscar...

I'm sad because apparently they were gonna go with Lana Del Rey for the theme song (I mean, she fits the bill perfectly for a Bond theme) but then they apparently went with Sam Smith because he's big right now, I guess.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

Philip H -- ugh. i like sam smith but the male sung Bond songs are rarely as good.

March 31, 2015 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Why they keep using actors who won Academy Awards for villains supporting roles, the past decade? And why nobody is offering Mo´Nique a role?

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuiserghio

There are so few film or film series with music that instantly pulls you in. The Bond series, Star Wars, Gone with the Wind........ I get goose bumps when I hear that theme.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

I hope Moneypenny isn't just a glorified secretary this time around because that seemed to be where they were going with her at the end of Skyfall.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

I wish the rumor of Penélope Cruz being cast as a Bond girl had turned out to be true! I guess maybe she was considered for Bellucci´s role? Rachel Weisz (which was also rumoured a few years ago) would've been awesome but I guess the fact her husband's Bond would've been too distracting.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

I'm still holding out hope that Monica Bellucci turns out to be the head bitch in charge.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck.

I'm with Derreck - I'm hoping Bellucci is the head of SPECTRE.

Meanwhile, it looks like the name Oberhauser on the Certificate - which is who Waltz is playing. And it's tied into Bond's parents death - as the other name on the Certificate is Charmian, his aunt's name. He lived with her after his parents were killed in a skiing accident.

I'm worried that Oberhauser will be a bit too closely tied to Bond's backstory, though if Bellucci turns out to be the main villain, I'll forgive pretty much anything.

March 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Gow

What on earth is Deborah fantasizing here? Book Bond's parents didn't die in a skiing accident - an error Keith repeats -, they died in a climbing accident and many of the points Skyfall makes about Bond's childhood contradict Fleming and do not represent "more or less" what we know from the books.

What Daniel Craig's last non-Bond film gets right in this regard is the orphan thing and that Jimbo's father was an AB of Glencoe. But the rest - especially spending the early years in an isolated Bond Manor with a resulting and unresolved childhood trauma - is a pure and rather silly invention by the screenwriters. In fact, Fleming made it clear that young Jimmy received his early education "entirely abroad". More importantly, Ian Fleming had very little interest in Bond's past, backstory and inner turmoil. That's why the novels fortunately refrain from portraying James Bond as the standard conflicted Hollywood hero who constantly has to agonize over his past with the so-called "unresolved childhood trauma" (the loss of his legal guardians). No one had to be the literary character's Bruce Wayne.

April 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWilly

Oh, and the name Oberhauser of course rings a bell with the short story Octopussy. I shudder when I think of where the Bond haters that are currently making the movies will go with this. An unresolved childhood trauma I suppose.

April 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWilly

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