The next James Bond film, the 24th in the famous franchise, will be known as “Spectre” when it finally hits theaters at the end of next year. Sam Mendes, the film’s director, announced the news at an event at London’s famous Pinewood Studios on Thursday. Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy (this will be his fourth Bond movie), with other stalwarts returning, including Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.
The bigger news is that Christoph Waltz, of Inglourious Basterds fame, will play the movie’s villain. Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux are also being added to the cast, along with Dave Bautista and Andrew Scott.
And for all you car nuts: Bond’s car of choice next year will be the new Aston Martin DB10 (pictured below).
Filming for Spectre is set to kick off next Monday, with a worldwide release set for Nov. 6, 2015. The film will follow Bond as he tries to uncover the secrets behind an organization known as Spectre, led by Waltz’ character Oberhauser. Bond has battled the same organization since 1962’s Dr. No. Skyfall, the most recent James Bond flick, wound up taking in over $1.1 billion at the box office when it was released back in 2012.