Ben Whishaw is Your New Q in ‘Skyfall’
MI6 had a security leak today, as it's been confirmed that Ben Whishaw
will be taking on the role of Q in the latest James Bond
. The 31 year-old Brit will be stepping into the shoes previously filled by John Cleese, who himself inherited the role from Desmond Llewelyn, following his death in 1999.
The gadget wunderkind Q has been a staple of the Bond franchise, appearing in 19 of the 22 proper Bond movies but was conspicuously absent in both Casino Royale
and Quantum of Solace
. Granted, the inventions he's come up with, like a dart-shooting wrist watch or the aptly named shark gun, wouldn't have meshed very well with the Craig-era reboot. It's probably even money that Q just gives Bond an iPad loaded with espionage-based apps.
reported that Whishaw's agent confrimed his role in the film, but many others remain a mystery, with speculation continuing for what parts Ralph Fiennes
, Helen McCrory
and Ola Rapace
will play in the latest Bond adventure. Daniel Craig
and Judi Dench
are returning for the 23rd film in the franchise, and Oscar-winner Javier Bardem
was confirmed as the film's villain
earlier this month.