By MIKE LARKIN
He's back: And Daniel Craig is as muscular as ever for his return as James Bond in this picture from Skyfall
Daniel Craig won a legion of fans when he was pictured emerging from the ocean in a pair of Speedos.
And it seems the producers of the new James Bond film Skyfall have decided to take the same approach to promotion, as the first still shows the hunk posing in the almost identical trunks next to a swimming pool.
The picture was taken during filming at the fancy Four Seasons Hotel in London, but while it is the first photograph to come from movie many fans of the series are eager to see something a bit more action packed.
Pass the smelling salts: Women around the world rejoiced Daniel had been chosen as Bond when this 2006 photo emerged
Nevertheless it shows that Daniel has managed to get back into the amazing shape that was the hallmark of the rugged, physical Bond he has portrayed since 2006's Casino Royale.
His back and arms are literally rippling with muscles as he takes a well-earned rest poolside.
Daniel's condition is even more impressive when the fact he is now 43-years-old, relatively old for an action movie star.
Double oooh seven: Daniel cast off the 'James Bland' tag when pictures were leaked of him in his swimming gear for Casino Royale
His first appearance in a pair of Speedos was crucial to him winning over dubious fans, who had tagged him James Bland when he was first announced in 2005.
After claims he was afraid of water, hated guns, and could not even drive a manual car, photos of him prancing around the beach in his trunks helped almost literally turn the tide of negative reaction.
Not too bad with his clothes on either: Daniel knows how to wear a tux
One way to promote a movie: Whether the male fans will be excited as the ladies is another matter