James Bond 25 won’t be called Shatterhand, producer confirms

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The new James Bond film is set to start filming in April.


Well, blimey. A full two or three days after the rest of the internet reported the news, we’ve finally got around to reporting the latest news from the world of James Bond 25.

A potential spoiler lies ahead, incidentally. We don’t know if it’s a proper spoiler yet, but just to warn you. In case the rest of the internet hasn’t ruined it, anyway.

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The movie has been put back from its planned February bow to April 2020, and we’re hearing that filming is set to begin in and around Easter. At that stage, as is generally the norm with James Bond movies, we’ll find out what the actual title of the film is. But for now, the working title has been revealed to be Shatterhand.

This has been a working title for a Bond movie before. But it’s notable for who it may refer to. For Shatterhand is the codename of Ernst Blofeld in the book of You Only Live Twice, and that’s been taken as suggesting Christoph Waltz will be reprising the role that he played in Spectre.

Update: Producer Barbara Broccoli has confirmed that Shatterhand will not actually be the name of the final movie, in a new Instagram post. This one, in fact…


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The movie – whatever it ends up being called – is currently earmarked for April 8th 2020.

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