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Ack! Major Major Major QUANTUM OF SOLACE Spoilers Online! Don’t Look If You Don’t Want To Know!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. Christ, EON Productions, why would you allow this sort of major spoiler to hit an English newspaper this far out from release of your latest James Bond film? The theme song? Fine. I still haven’t heard it because I prefer to hear Bond themes in context. And I’m doing my best to tune out everything about this one because it’s such a new experience within the Bond series to have this sort of direct sequel. But when I got hit with this link a few times today, I clicked over to see if this was the typical Bond-girl-non-news type of thing. Nope. Gemma Arterton was featured in a story about how her character dies in the new film. She’s the one girl to end up in bed with Bond in the new film, and it’s one degree of spoiler to say that she meets a nasty end. It’s something else entirely to reveal that it’s a direct homage to an earlier classic entry in the series, and to show a whole series of pictures from the scene, like this one:

Uhhhhh... wow. I really, really, really would have liked to have been flabbergasted by that reveal in a theater. This article was obviously done with the full cooperation of the producers. There are a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos and a full interview as part of the story. So why? Why give something this potentially cool away ahead of time? This seems like one of the big moments of the film, connecting it to the Bond films of the past while also reminding the character that he’s not allowed to get close to anyone. I like where they’re taking the character in these new films, and this seems like a great kick in the gut for him. Anyway... you can check out the full story if you want to. I’m sorry I did, but my enthusiasm for QUANTUM OF SOLACE remains incredibly high right now, and next month can’t get here soon enough.

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • Oct. 6, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST


    by moobit

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 3:56 a.m. CST

    woo.hoo. And now my life is complete...

    by moobit

    or perhaps not... ;-)

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST


    by DiamondJoe

    First time ever. Agreed - I bought the paper yesterday and couldn't believe it. Its very, very cool, but why the fuck have they shot their load so early with this?

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST


    by DiamondJoe

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4 a.m. CST

    can't wait for this... :-)

    by moobit

    Not long now before it's out in Blighty! :-D

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:02 a.m. CST

    It WAS supposed to be semen, but they changed it to oil.

    by Mike_D

    thats what i heard anyways.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST


    by odo19

    If there is a God in Heaven Larry Flynt is reading AICN to gage the reaction on the Palin porno right this instant and just read your post.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Is that chocolate?

    by The Dum Guy

    That could just be kinky thing that Bond is into, before she dies.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:20 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Yeah, I'm just bemused. People go into Bond films expecting to be surprised? They're some of the most predictable films ever made. Now, that's not saying that the films are bad... just that, even with Casino Royale, it's hardly surprising when the 'twists' occur.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:31 a.m. CST

    an entirely new experience?

    by Die_Hardest

    I'm getting kind of tired of hearing that. Sure the Moore, Dalton, and Brosnan Bond flicks were all pretty much stand-alone films, but there's a pretty cohesive narrative from Dr. No to Diamonds are Forever. I'm not sure if I would go so far as to say that Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and Diamonds are Forever are all individual chapters in the same story, but I would go so far as to say that those last three are pretty much direct sequels to each other.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    I guess homage must be French for..

    by malificus

    ..lame, hackey rip-off of earlier work. I was looking forward to this film, this bit makes me reconsider. "Ooo! No-no, it's not stealing, see? It's OIL! They did gold paint but mine is oil! It's completely different!"

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:55 a.m. CST


    by Die_Hardest

    I will be seeing this.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:57 a.m. CST


    by sonnyfern

    That's pretty goddamn cool looking.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    This film's looking good. I like what I've seen...

    by football

    And if you haven't figured out by now that the first woman Bond beds is always the sacrificial lamb then you're pretty dumb!

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Maybe this picture is black & white because IT'S BLOOD!

    by DerLanghaarige

    But come on, I think when they reboot a franchise and can't come up with a better idea than "pay homage" to one of the most popular deaths of the series, this isn't a good sign. This is supposed to be a shocking moment in the movie, but now we will just think: "Wow, like Goldfinger, winkwinknudgenudge."

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Dude... this was on DRUDGE yesterday!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    24 hours after being on the most viewed news-site online, this ain't a "SPOILER".

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST

    And the blatant ripoff of Goldfinger is LAME...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Yeah, yeah... oil is the modern-day equivalent to gold and men would kill for it... we get it.<p>-30 points for lack of originality. Not that Bond movies are KNOWN being original... :P

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST

    And if you don't want people to KNOW the spoiler...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Why would you ANNOUNCE it in the first place??? It's like telling kids not to have sex and then passing out condoms. :P

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 6:33 a.m. CST

    To Be Fair -

    by Samson_K

    Why would anyone who doesn't want a spoiler click on a tab that says big major spoiler?<BR><BR>

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 6:35 a.m. CST

    "Homage" yeah, that's the ticket.

    by I Dunno

    It appears that they let Tarantino do a Bond movie after all...

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 6:40 a.m. CST

    For Chrissakes YackBacker, vacuum out your vagina

    by I Dunno

    It said SPOILER in the header. People who come to this site at all and cry "spoiler! Wah!" are whiny twats.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Not to mention

    by Die_Hardest

    People would be shitting on Mori if he told us he had something juicy and didnt tell us what it was. They've done that before and it wasnt pretty.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST


    by davebaxter1989

    Really? The whole thing was casually mentioned in this months Total Film interview with Gemma Arterton. Hardly gives away anything pertaining to plot.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    What's the big deal with "spoiling"?

    by malificus

    Did people think they would get to that point in the film, see that image and the tops of their heads would explode off spewing confetti all over the seats behind them? Personally my outward, massive disappointment groan would have disturbed the entire theatre, at least this way I can prepare for the hackery and stifle my displeasure. ..weak..

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Exploding Confetti Heads

    by bythehairofsanjaya

    Malificus: Did people think they would get to that point in the film, see that image and the tops of their heads would explode off spewing confetti all over the seats behind them? One of the funnest lines on AICN EVER. I salute you sir!

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Hey, exploding confetti heads are a serious subject!

    by DerLanghaarige

    My brother died this way. Don'T make fun of it. >:(

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Oh noes, some random person dies covered in goo!

    by NinjaRap

    MAJOR MAJOR SPOILER!!! ... Yeah, no. I was expecting something relevant to the plot in some way, or some major character bit, or you know... a real major spoiler, I guess.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    So the Woman Bond knobs gets killed....

    by Uridium

    HOLY SPOILER BATMAN!!!!! I sure didnt expect that. I guess now Bond films are made by ripping off the best bits of the previous ones then throwing some mobile phone/laptop product placement at them!

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    If I have to watch Daniel Craig lick that chocolate off..

    by Spandau Belly

    ...I'm gonna puke.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Matt Drudge deserves a swift knee to the groin

    by charteredstreets

    For posting this without spoiler warnings yesterday

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    A real spoiler would be showing

    by I Dunno

    How the fuck they perpetrated that and kept the sheets reasonably clean. Or why they went through so much trouble in the first place. It's a lot easier to bring in a bucket and paint a bitch than it is covering her in oil. And with oil prices at these record highs? That's just not good business sense, no way to run a criminal organization. <p>If these guys hold the world ransom, don't pay. They're just going to blow it all on theatrical sight gags and will have to take the world ransom again. They need Number Two to take over and knock some sense into them.</p>

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I sense a Riddle. What is covered in oil and was shagged by Bond?

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST

    This is like Family Guy.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Only that Bond won't say something like: "Aw shit, not again."

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Judi Dench will be FURIOUS with him!

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I think they should bring back Jaws.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST


    by DerLanghaarige

    The movie ends with another cliffhanger and we will learn that the main villain, who was behind every event since Casino Royale is a German named Oilfinger. (Udo Kier?)

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Mr. Zeddemore,

    by I Dunno

    Grace Jones?

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Where's the "Chocolate covered pussy juice" jokes

    by Stuntcock Mike

    C'mon guys.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    The answer you seek lies in the pictures you keep. Muahahaha

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Stuntcock Mike

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I prefer to make intellectual jokes, but an intellectual I am not. What am I?

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    never mind!!!

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You can see her butt!

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Better Titles

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    The Suantum Of Quoloce; The Something Of Boris; The Thingy Of Zorris; Dame Judi Dench's Furious Revenge!

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    The Solace of Petrolium

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    The Sultan Of Norris

    by Mr. Zeddemore

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    The Bolton of Michael

    by Mr. Zeddemore

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    The Nutron Of Moorish

    by Mr. Zeddemore

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    read this yesterday

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    at first i thought the stupid acress let it spill, but looking at the picture, its clear the producers ok'd this info to be released, so i can either hope that its in no way relevant to the plot, or is just a publicity stunt and doesn't exactly appear that way in themovie<P>or at least its not what we all think

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST


    by Gungan Slayer

    I saw this the other day on I'll say the same thing here that I said there: This is stupid. I hate it when EON goes in and does these "homages" to previous films. Although, this is something more overtly obvious than just a homage. This is just ripping an iconic image and scene from one of their own most popular films. Why? Really, WHY? Stop doing these things EON, and work on creating new iconic images and moments for the Bond series. This does nothing for me except for making me grumpy, rolling my eyes, and wishing the scene was over as soon as possible. Then I'll try and forget that the scene even happened in the film.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    that photo sums up our economy perfectly

    by Spandau Belly

    Why did I waste four years getting an economics degree?

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Gemma A

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    She'll be gone by the halfway point, and Dame Judi Dence will use the death to be FURIOUS at James Bond.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Dench. Fucking hands.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I'm Always In Favor Of...

    by Alen Smithee

    Slathering beautiful naked women with oils, but I thought we were trying to reduce our dependence on this stuff.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Miss Moneypenny, meet Miss Oileybottom...

    by EriamJH

    ... Miss Oileybottom, Miss Moneypenny... (Are you sure she's not the lifeguard at Willy Wonka's???)

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    ever considered that

    by mrbong

    this is a deliberate, fake story? the British press have fallen for things like this before. they once ran pictures of the (then) 3 Beatles together in a studio, not clocking that they were sent the pics on April 1. and they ran an exclusive "Dallas" spoiler where JR unravelled bandages from around Bobby's head in Ewing Oil offices to mark his return when we got the infamous shower thing instead. looks like a good marketing ploy but nothing of substance says this is in the actual film.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by Earthquake WestCoast

    Why can't they have SPECTRE in the film? Why did they name the evil organization QUANTUM? That's just STOOOOPID. -_-

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    This got spoiled for me by...

    by PirateEmery

    The Drudge Report. Fucking Drudge...

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST


    by PirateEmery

    They're just trying to keep the organization fresh with a cool new name. The Bond movies did it when they converted SMERSH into SPECTRE, and now the restart is changing it from SPECTRE to QUANTUM. It's the same bloody thing, no use whining about it...

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Drudge ruined it for me.

    by tendermelon

    I'm beginning to think he that might be a total douche.

  • Oct. 6, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    DAMN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    YOU TOTALLY SHOULD HAVE LEFT THAT IMAGE AS A LINK TO SOME OTHER SITE!!!!!!! Now my eyes have been spoiled!!!!! The only thing left that would make Quantum of Solace REALLY cool would be if they filmed the REAL "View To A Kill" short story as the opening gambit...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:05 a.m. CST

    James Blonde

    by Bill Clay

    The new Bond should have been Clive Owen. He's as hard nosed, or more so, than this fake albino Bond.