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James Bond Film Title Is 'Spectre', Daniel Craig's New Villain Is Christoph Waltz. Bond Girls Are Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux (VIDEO)

04/12/2014 00:01 GMT | Updated 04/12/2014 14:59 GMT

James Bond has revealed the secrets of his next film, which will be called... SPECTRE.

Director Sam Mendes has made the announcement this morning, ahead of principal photography starting next Monday.

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The cast assembled on Thursday morning

Also revealed were some key members of the new cast, including Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as the presumed latest villain.

New Bond ladies (Sam Mendes didn't refer to them 'girls') are revealed as Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.

There had been much speculation that 'Sherlock' star Andrew Scott would play the villain - it turns out he is in the cast, but in an MI6 role, alongside 'Skyfall' returns Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear.

Also joining the cast is David Bautista, playing Mr Hinx, presumably picking up the henchman baton bequeathed by the likes of Jaws (the much-missed Richard Kiel) and Oddjob. (Harold Sakata).

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James Bond 24 will be Daniel Craig's fourth outing as the secret agent with a licence to kill. After his breakthrough in 'Casino Royale' and the less successful follow-up 'Quantum of Solace', he helped recruit Oscar winner Sam Mendes to direct 'Skyfall' - which celebrated Bond's 50th year, broke records at the British box office and also won an Oscar for Adele with her sultry theme song.

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