Daniel Craig As James Bond In Brand New 'Spectre' Images, To Celebrate Beginning Of Heineken Countdown To '007' Film


It's two months tomorrow until new James Bond film 'Spectre' hits UK cinemas, and the film's partner Heineken have whetted our appetites with these brand new images of Daniel Craig, cutting a sharp figure in his Tom Ford suit.

It's Daniel's fourth outing as 007, following his triumphs in 'Casino Royale' and 'Skyfall'. And 'Quantum of Solace' wasn't that bad, really.

But hopes are high for Bond's next outing. Director Sam Mendes is back behind the wheel for the second time, with Oscar winner Christoph Waltz promising to steal the scene as Bond's Nemesis Franz Oberhauser, who may or may not be related to 007's previous villain Blofeld.

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More progressively, Bond's ladies are for the first time being referred to as 'Bond women' instead of 'girls' - something to delight actresses Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux, who will be a mafioso's wife Lucia Sciarra and doctor Madeleine Swann respectively.

To celebrate their part in James Bond's latest outing, Heineken are giving their customers access to a classic collection of Bond films 'Goldfinger', 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Casino Royale' through special edition packs and, from September, special access to 'Spectre' content.

Daniel Craig previously spoke to HuffPostUK about the "necessary" relationship between Bond and lucrative sponsors, which caused some squawks when 'Skyfall' was released.

James Bond Spectre stills

Speaking from the set of that film three years ago, Daniel explained, "We have relationships with a number of companies so that we can make this movie. The simple fact is that, without them, we couldn’t do it. It’s unfortunate but that’s how it is."

"This movie costs a lot of money to make, it costs as nearly as much again if not more to promote, so we go where we can.

"The great thing is that Bond is a drinker, he always has been, it’s part of who he is, rightly or wrongly, you can make your own judgement about it. Having a beer is no bad thing, in the movie it just happens to be Heineken."

Sean Connery, six films (1962-69, 1971)

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'Spectre' will be in UK cinemas on 26 October 2015, the same day as its European premiere, a week before it debuts in the US. Watch the latest trailer below...