Producers have confirmed that the MI6 quartermaster and expert in high-tech , Q, will return in the upcoming Bond film, "Skyfall." British actor Ben Whishaw will play the role made famous by the late Desmond Llewellyn, who played Q in 17 Bond films between 1963 and 1999. Comedian John Cleese later played the character in two films during Pierce Brosnan's stint as 007, but Q was absent from Daniel Craig's first two Bond adventures, "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace." "Skyfall" is due for release around the world in the fall.