Christoph Waltz is the Author of Bond’s Pain in the New Spectre Trailer

Bond’s gone rogue! He’s finished! So now he needs to disappear! But not before protecting the daughter of an assassin! And, y’know, figuring out why he is the link between all the members of shadowy crime organization SPECTRE. The latest Spectre trailer also finally shows us Christoph Waltz’s unnamed villain; Andrew Scott is looking pretty sinister, too, but now we know who he is.

As compared to the rather vague synopsis last time, this one maps out the first half of the movie’s plot pretty solidly, and answers a lot of questions about who’s playing who:

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

So… Blofeld? C’mon, who else could be the author of James’ pain? (Side note: We love the way he says “James.”)

Spectre comes to theaters November 6.


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