Today the worst kept secret in the film world was officially announced: 007:Skyfall.
As well as the title, more details about Bond's 23rd outing were released at the official launch conference today in London. The film's director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition) tells us the film is going to have "a serious amount of action," which no doubt is a subtle promise to right the seemingly action-free wrongs of Quantum of Solace.
We also now know that Daniel Craig's Bond will be going up against a villain in the intimidating form of Javier Bardem. Bardem's last performance as a villain saw him win an Oscar for the role of bounty hunter Anton Chigurh in 'No Country For Old Men'.
Judy Dench is back as M, and the cast, we are told, will also feature the likes of Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw. The latest bond girls will be Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris (pictured below with Daniel Craig).
Skyfall is released Summer 2012