‘Skyfall’: New Clip + Villain Silva Tests Bond’s Sexuality

Tj Weaver October 15, 2012 0
‘Skyfall’: New Clip + Villain Silva Tests Bond’s Sexuality

Eve Goes for the Kill

There’s no stopping the anticipation for Skyfall, the 23rd film in the James Bond franchise, as the reactions from early screenings only confirm that the film deserves all the hype. As Skyfall slams into theaters November 9th, 2012, critics are raving — this is the best we’ve seen Bond, and Daniel Craig gives us everything he’s got and then some.

Director Sam Mendes and MGM released a new clip, which features Bond on top of a train fighting a man who possesses a list of NATO spies involved in terrorist organizations. From far off, Eve (Naomie Harris) gets ready to fire on M’s orders, but things don’t go quite as planned.

If you’ve been keeping up with the trailers and TV spots, then there’s nothing you haven’t seen. However, if you’ve been shielding yourself from spoilers, you may want to skip this one as well.

Villain Silva Tests Bond’s Sexuality

Caressing of the chest? Doing whatever it takes? Sounds a bit steamy.

There’s been speculation, or hopes and wishes at least, that Bond’s sexuality isn’t as black and white as it so seems. But that’s not the case. Bond’s definitely straight. But there’s a scene between him and villain Silva (Javier Bardem) that has many in talks.

Movieline writer Frank Digiacomo caught an early screening of Skyfall, and noted a scene where Silva ever so slightly caresses the chest of the bound up Bond. And in response to such actions, Bond replies, ”What makes you think this is my first time?”

At a recent press conference, Digiacomo asked Craig about the scene and he said, ”I don’t see the world in sexual divisions,” and then turned the focus onto Bardem’s flamboyant character, Silva: ”Someone suggested that Silva may be gay… and I’m like, I think he’ll fuck anything.”

Digiacomo asked all the right questions, and you’ll have to head over to Movieline to catch Bardem’s response to the scene.

Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall slams into theaters November 9th, 2012.