The latest in the James Bond series has been shrouded in mystery since the moment in entered its difficult production. One of the most debated aspects being the casting of 32 year old Ben Whishaw. Well today we can all rest easy as the producers of the mega franchise, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, confirmed that Whishaw will be taking on the role of Bond’s much tormented gadget dealer, Q.
The announcement of who Whishaw is playing may have been rather redundant as many fans pegged him to be stepping into the quartermaster role, ever since the announcement he would be joining the latest James Bond adventure, Skyfall which is the 23rd in the official line of EON Films.
Speaking to 007.com of the announcement the series producers said, “It’s a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in Skyfall, played by the enormously talented, Ben Whishaw. We are delighted to have this beloved character back in the series.”
When EON decided to reboot the Bond series in 2006 with Casino Royale many welcomed the changes, with a grittier, more realistic Bond that was more in line with the character found in Ian Fleming’s novels. However, some aspects of this real world take on the super spy weren’t welcomed so well with many fans missing Q and his many elaborate gadgets.
Whishaw is the fourth actor to play the role of Q in the official Bond film series with Desmond Llewelyn holding onto the role the longest, appearing in 17 films from 1963-1999.
Will bringing Q back be a good call in the down to earth Bond of today? Will we see more and more elaborate gadgets? What’s your favourite Q gadget, the invisible car, the laser wristwatch? Let us know in the comments bellow.