FIRST LOOK: James Bond fans get a glimpse of Ralph Fiennes's government agent character in new Skyfall stills
23:57 GMT, 11 April 2012
It's a new character that has been kept firmly under wraps which has intrigued and annoyed James Bond fans in equal measures.
But the die-hards have been put slightly out of their misery today when they got their first glimpse of Ralph Fiennes in the upcoming Skyfall.
The actor has revealed very little about his role in the movie except that he is playing a government agent that according to imdb.com is called Gareth Mallory.
Scroll down for the video of some of the cast talking about the new film…
As secret agent as they get: Lips have been kept firmly sealed about Ralph Fiennes's character in the new Bond film Skyfall but now fans have been given a sneak peak of him in action
And fans were given a sneak peak of Fiennes in action as the agent in a new still from the movie which show him pressed up at a door frame pointing his gun.
His involvement in the film was announced at the official press conference but he was unable to attend due to other work commitments, but speaking to ifc.com, which asked him if he was going to be involved in any action scenes, he said: 'I can't answer that question. I don't get laid, that's for sure.'
And he added about the film itself: 'If
you're a Bond fan then you'll be happy. I can tell you that John Logan
has written a fantastic screenplay and Sam Mendes is a class act.
They're doing something quite special I think. I think they're going to
be great for Bond.'
The name's Craig, Daniel Craig: The actor is seen in shadow as Bond pointing his handgun…
… and, still with gun in hand, taking on a villain, a large bullet hole next to him in the wood panelled wall
Today's new stills also showed more of Daniel Craig as Bond in action as he fired a gun, stood broodingly by his famous Aston Martin and on a rooftop and skulked down dark corridors with a gun in his hand.
Naomie Harris is also seen in action for the first time as Eve, who is believed to be the new Miss Moneypenny.
But she appears to get into the heart of things as she is seen aiming a gun out of a smashed window from the back seat of a car.
Trigger happy: Bond gets his hands on a bigger gun this time and fires at will
If they creak, you're done for: Bond stays in the shadows as he slowly makes his way down a corridor and across the floorboards
Some on-set shots were also released showing director Sam Mendes giving direction to Dame Judi Dench, who plays M, and on set outside.
And a video recorded by 007.com features brief interviews with Craig, Javier Bardem, who plays villain Silva, and Berenice Marlohe, who plays Severine.
Javier, who gives nothing away about his character, said he was really honoured to be a part of the new movie and said: 'It's been great for many reasons, one
because you belong to a James bond movie and since I was a kid I saw
many of his movies, so to belong to one of them is very exciting for a
Is your helicopter late Bond is seen on a rooftop in London, possibly on a government building
Brooding: The secret agent stands by his famous Aston Martin somewhere in the middle of the countryside
then the cast, the action, the story, the director, everything is very
powerful so beyond being a James Bond movie it's a great movie to belong
to and that's what makes the whole thing very exciting.
'And also, it's the movie that is going to be celebrating the 50th anniversary, so it's a great honour.'
Bond girls: Naomie Harris as Eve shoots from inside a car with a broken back window…
… and Berenice Marlohe is seen as a vampish vixen walking with two heavies through an airport or train terminal
Marlohe also spoke about being part of
the movie and added: 'It's completely unique for a movie to last so long
and that shows that those
movies are complete different from what you see over time.
'Now that I get
to know the family around this movie and what wonderful human beings they
are, I feel completely moved that this is a really specific position I
have, now, here belonging to this 50th anniversary.'
Feeling blue: Bond looks out from a skyscraper window deep in thought
But Craig spoke about his part as 007, his third time in the role, and said he was very excited about telling this particular story.
He said: 'He's in a good place, he's doing his
job and he's being Bond and doing his thing but we throw into the mix
this super-villain in Javier Bardem and this other world turns upside
Giving direction: Sam Mendes talks to Dame Judi Dench on set
On location: Sam points to a good place to film on set in the countryside
'He's got to
address his relationships with M and Naomie Harris comes into the movie
and he has a relationship with her and Berenice is someone else he has a
relationship with in the movie and Ralph Fiennes is in the movie –
I'm just doing a cast list here basically, aren't I, pushing the
'He comes up
against it. I think we've got a great story so I'm very
excited about telling this story, it's not just about him, it's about
all these other people that we're introducing into the film as well.'
Skyfall is released in October.