It has been a long time since the world of “Bond, James Bond” has included global gang of evil-doers SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) — an organization that, early on, produced so many formidable foes.

Its last appearance was in 1971’s “Diamonds are Forever” (back when Sean Connery was still playing Agent 007). However in “Spectre,” the 24th “Bond” film, the eponymous group makes up for lost time by terrorizing Daniel Craig’s Bond with a slew of villains, including the assassin Marco Sciarra (Alessandro Cremona), the muscular Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista) and the mysterious Franz Oberhauser (who is later revealed to be a well-known character from the franchise), played by Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz.

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