Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: John Logan (screenplay), Neal Purvis (screenplay)
Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux
The story features James Bond's first encounter with the global criminal organisation Spectre, marking the group's first appearance in an Eon Productions film since 1971's Diamonds Are Forever, and tying Craig's series of films together with an overarching storyline. Several recurring James Bond characters, including M, Q and Eve Moneypenny return, with the new additions of Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Andrew Scott as Max Denbigh and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra.
Spectre was released on 26 October 2015 in the United Kingdom on the same night as the world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London, followed by a worldwide release. It was released in the United States on 6 November 2015. It became the second James Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues after Skyfall, although it was not filmed with IMAX cameras. Spectre received generally positive reviews from critics, though reaction was more mixed in comparison to its predecessor. It was criticised for its length and writing, but received praise for the cast's acting, the direction and score. As of 29 November 2015 Spectre has grossed over $749 million worldwide.