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We’re inching closer to the release of Sam Mendes’ Skyfall -- even closer if you happen to live in the UK, where the James Bond sequel opens on Friday, Oct. 26. And while we have been lucky enough to see the 007 thriller in advance, there are certain things we don’t want to reveal. Without dropping details, we can say that this series of Bond stories appear to take place at an early stage in the spy’s career, proven by the presence of a young, fresh-faced Q.

Cloud Atlas star Ben Whishaw steps into the shoes of the gadget-spewing lab rat, and he introduces an exclusive clip from Skyfall on Yahoo. The scene shows us Bond’s first meeting with his new quartermaster. See it for yourself:



The analogy discussed in the clip, of Bond being the “grand old warship being hauled away for scrap,” is a defining conversation in Skyfall. Merely two films after Craig was heralded as a younger, faster, flashier and more physical Bond, Mendes and his team already is wondering if the old agent shouldn’t be put out to pasture. There are multiple contradictions sprinkled throughout Skyfall about the old versus the new, with Whishaw’s high-tech Q being yet another reminder of the changing of the guard happening at MI6. Should Bond be swept out with the trash?

You’ll be able to decide when the 23rd James Bond adventure arrives in theaters on Nov. 6. In addition to Craig, the sequel stars Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes.
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