Most sequels will claim to be bigger than their predecessor, but when it comes to Skyfall, it’s true. James Bond’s 23rd adventure will be the first film in the series to get an IMAX release, and Comic-Con attendees were treated to an exclusive ‘remix’ of the trailer.
Rather than just showing off action scenes (including a ‘train meets crane’ collision), the trailer actually dropped some intriguing nuggets of plot info (which are harder to get hold of than state secrets, as far as Bond movies are concerned).
Judi Dench’s M played a key role in the bits we saw, as it seems as though a data drive in her care – containing the identities of every British intelligence agent – have fallen into the wrong hands. That leaves Bond with one hell of a challenge, and adds resonance to his line that closes the trailer, “Some men are coming to kill us. We’re going to kill them first.” And it goes some way to explaining those Union Jack draped coffins…
It wasn’t all gloom, though. Whoops filled the hall when Craig dropped a signature, “Bond, James Bond.” And it was nice to see Naomie Harris in full-on badass mode, as well as getting an official intro to Ben Whishaw’s Q.