‘Spectre’ looks set to be the longest Bond film ever

Two UK cinema chains are advertising that the 24th Bond film will be 160 minutes long

Spectre looks set to be the longest Bond film yet.

Two leading UK cinema chains, Odeon and Vue, are advertising on their websites that the 24th Bond film will clock in at 160 minutes. A third chain, Empire, is listing that Spectre has an only slightly shorter running time of 155 minutes.

Either way, Spectre would comfortably exceed the length of the current longest Bond film, 2006’s Casino Royale, which clocked in at 144 minutes. The last Bond film, 2012’s Skyfall, was a shade shorter than that at 143 minutes.

Spectre is being released in the UK and Ireland on the same day as its world premiere: Monday, October 26. It will then open in cinemas internationally on various later dates, with its US release scheduled for November 6.

Joining Daniel Craig’s 007 are double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as a character called Franz Oberhauser, former Sherlock star Andrew Scott as a member of MI6 named Denbigh, Dave Bautista as a character called Mr Hinx, Blue Is The Warmest Colour‘s Lea Seydoux as a Bond girl named Madeleine Swann, Italian actress Monica Bellucci as another female lead, Lucia Sciarra, and Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman as a character named Estrella.

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Also returning alongside Craig are his Skyfall cast-mates Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Ralph Fiennes (M). The film’s official plot synopsis teases: “In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”

In February Craig injured his knee while shooting a fight scene for the film but the actor has since made a full recovery. Meanwhile, Spectre‘s director Sam Mendes, who was also behind the camera for 2012’s Skyfall, has recently said that this will “probably” be his final Bond film.