'Skyfall' Introduces New Q, Ben Whishaw, With First Image

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If there's one thing that the Daniel Craig James Bond movies have been sorely lacking, it's been the presence of Q. Fortunately that has been remedied this time around with the casting of Ben Whishaw.

The "Perfume" actor will play a younger version of the fan-favorite character, who has appeared in 22 Bond films. The tech-wizard typically acts in a behind-the-scenes capacity and supplies 007 with gadgets that help him in his missions.

"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," producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement (via SuperHeroHype.

Whishaw will be the fourth actor to play a version of Q, though two other actors also played the character in unofficial Bond movies. Desmond Llewelyn most famously played the character from the first time he was called "Q" in 1963's "Live and Let Die" up until 1999's "The World Is Not Enough," which was released only weeks before he died. John Cleese played Q's assistant R in "The World Is Not Enough" and "Die Another Day," but did not reprise his role once Daniel Craig took over the role of James Bond.

It will be interesting to see what dynamic Whishaw brings to the movie, especially considering he is younger than Craig. Llewelyn was significantly older than the Bonds he acted opposite, and that relationship became a part of his character. It could be that Whishaw will recreate the character from scratch, while giving subtle nods to the incarnations that came before.

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Source : mtv.com

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