Q. Gets Downgraded Into a Bespeckled Nerd in Skyfall

Apparently the new Q. in “Skyfall”, the latest James Bond flick by Sam Mendes, is younger and “hipper”. Or at least, younger and nerdier than we’ve previously known him. (I don’t know about the hipper part. I’m just guessin’, is all.) I wonder if he’ll also still be a sarcastic grouch, too?

In any case, the good folks at Broccoli Nation have released your first official look at young Mister Ben Whishaw as Bond’s new gadget master, Q. Whishaw becomes the fourth actor to play the character, following in the footsteps of Peter Burton, John Cleese, and of course, the longest-running Q. of them all, Desmond Llewelyn.

The 23rd Bond film, “Skyfall” finds Bond and MI6 battling bad guys targeting M (Judi Dench). It gets hairy and violent, but fortunately Bond still has his martini to calm his nerves. (What, he doesn’t?)

The sky falls November 9, 2012.

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  • Juggernaut

    Meh. Kinda dissapointing.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! They really didn’t need to go with the nerd look. Nerd-chic maybe, but not full on nerd. I mean come on. He should’ve been more like the Simon Pegg character in MI.

  • X_p

    as a sarcastic grouch id like to sarcastically say that this along with the heineken thing are signs it wont be just the drinks that will be watered down in this movie. notch this up to another franchise that should be jailed without bond.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      I see what you did there.

  • Lexavi80

    Martini or Heiniken?

  • Jonas

    Has Sam Mendes forgotten about the whole down and gritty Casino Royale angle?

  • edge007

    If they had to bring Q in I am totally fine with this.

  • ErickKwon

    “I wonder if he’ll also still be a sarcastic grouch, too?”

    I think young, hip/ster nerd won’t have a problem covering those bases. I’ve been avoiding any leaks about the plot, but is “Skyfall” a wrap-up to the Quantum arc or a complete standalone story?