What Exactly Is Daniel Craig as James Bond Doing in the New 'Skyfall' Trailer?

The trailer for the upcoming James Bond flick, Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, dropped yesterday. What do you think is going on here? We don't know, but we're determined to find ou

What Exactly Is Daniel Craig as James Bond Doing in the New ‘Skyfall’ Trailer?

The trailer for the upcoming James Bond flick, Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, dropped yesterday. What do you think is going on here? We don’t know, but we’re determined to find out!

-Lucia Peters

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You know what’s exciting? Yesterday, the first trailer for the next James Bond flick, Skyfall, hit the interwebs. Hoorah! Maybe now we can figure out what the movie’s actually going to be about!

Not unlike 1995’s Goldeneye and 2008’s Quantum of Solace, Skyfall’s title is a bit… let’s call it oblique. It tells us nothing about the film right now, though perhaps it will make more sense once we’ve seen it. Let’s see what we can glean about it from the trailer, shall we?

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Er… not much. It appears to begin with some kind of word association game which may or may not be a psychological test Daniel Craig as 007 (looking sexy as always!) is being put through. He’s got some interesting answers—“provocateur” for “agent,” “employment” for “murder,” and so on—though the big question, of course, is what he actually means by “done.” Is Skyfall the codename of an operation? In which case, does he mean that he’s completed it? Or, conversely, does he mean that he’s refusing to talk about Skyfall, thereby signifying that this particular line of questioning is over? And perhaps most importantly: When in the chronology is this little exchange occurring?

Naturally, there’s a lot of action, a train derailing, and a creeptastic silhouette of Javier Bardem, this film’s villain, against a fiery background. Do we really know what else is going on other than that? Not really, but perhaps Bond’s summation gives us a little more to go on: “Some men are coming to kill us. We’re going to kill them first.”

Sounds about right for a James Bond flick.

In addition to Javier Bardem playing the bad guy, we also know that Naomie Harris will be joining Bond as a fellow agent and that Berenice Marlohe will be along for the ride as the shadowy, morally ambiguous Bond girl. How they’ll fit into this puzzle of a trailer, though, is still anyone’s guess. At least we know where Judi Dench stands as the ever-steadfast M!

Skyfall is due to hit cinemas in October 2012.

Tell us: What do you think Skyfall is about? Word association: Aaaaand GO!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.

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