Adele’s Skyfall theme song is now as integral to the marketing for the 23rd James Bond film as the recurring footage of Daniel Craig as Agent 007, surveying the London cityscape with cool detachment (or busting a train in half before pausing to casually adjust his cufflink).

The superstar singer-songwriter’s hearty vocals serve as audial accompaniment for the latest trailer (and most atmospheric so far) for Skyfall, set to familiar footage of Bond’s metaphorical return from the grave – after plunging off a moving train to what should’ve been a watery death – and subsequent battle with a guileful villain named Raoul Silva (a blonde-haired Javier Bardem).

Much of the same footage reappears in two new television spots for the film, with Judi Dench as ‘M’ informing Craig “We’re under attack, and you know we need you,” in a no-nonsense manner ...

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