ByRob Harris, writer at
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Rob Harris

James Bond is one mysterious dude. Even after 23 feature films, I feel like I barely know the guy, which is why Skyfall's more personalized focus on the man underneath the tux was so darn awesome!

Luckily, Sam Mendes - the director who made Bond relevant again - isn't done digging in to the British agent's backstory, promising that the upcoming Spectre will reveal more about the "crucial story of Bond’s childhood.”

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In a new behind the scenes feature with the director, Mendes teased fans about what they can expect come November 6:

In this movie...what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond. He is on a mission from the very beginning. He is on the hunt, on the trail of somebody. You don’t know why, you don’t know what he’s doing there.

Could this unnamed target be Christoph Waltz's character, Franz Oberhauser? Oberhauser shares his name with Hannes Oberhauser, a side character in Ian Fleming's story Octopussy. If it is him, what does Oberhauser have to do with Bond's secretive past, and why does James want to find him so bad?

Fans were already treated to a little Bond backstory in 2012's thoroughly excellent Skyfall, giving us a glimpse of the super spy's childhood home, Skyfall Lodge (picture below).

I'm glad to see the director is keen to follow up on the spy's early life, and i'm sure fans will feel the same way. Spectre is said to be:

about whether or not to pursue the life he's (Bond) always pursued, whether he matters and if he's gonna continue or not. You'll have to come see the movie to find out whether he does.

Well I'll certainly be in the front row for that! Check out the full interview below:


What do you want to know about Bond's past?


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