Social media users have reacted with jokes and dismay after it was revealed that Daniel Craig’s final film as 007 could be called Shatterhand.
The title of the 25th Bond movie has still to be formally announced but filming is due to start in April.
The Guardian reported that the potential title was first noticed in Production Weekly which had listed the film’s working name as Shatterhand.
Some Twitter users joked that the name for the film was ‘ridiculous’, and compared it to previous titles such as Octopussy.
Film critic Guy Lodge said he was ‘crying with laughter’ over the name.
Sitting in a quiet library trying to look adult and studious while literally crying with suppressed laughter over Shatterhand.
— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) February 22, 2019
One Twitter user said: ‘To be fair, Shatterhand is probably not much worse a title than Goldfinger, it’s just we’ve had 50 years for Goldfinger to bed in. And it doesn’t include the word ‘Shat’.
Another quipped: ‘Octopussy was a ridiculous title for a Bond film. Shatterhand: Hold my beer.’
Other fans were less than impressed.
#Shatterhand is a terrible title for a Bond movie and if it ends up badly reviewers will have a field day with it.
— Sanah (@Sanah1234567) February 22, 2019
Why is everyone reacting like #Shatterhand is the worst name for a Bond film ever when this is the same series that gave us a film called Octopussy
— We're Gonna Need a Bigger Battery (@RainiacDaManiac) February 22, 2019
Yeah you’re right, #Shatterhand is an utterly preposterous name for a James Bond movie.
Die Another Day
The Living Daylights
Live and Let Die
Quantum of Solace
were all totally fine and normal.
— Alexander Fox (@AlexanderFoxEtc) February 22, 2019
The 25th James Bond film is due in cinemas on April 8, 2020.
The film was originally due for release in November 2019, but due to changes in director it was pushed back by four months to February 2020 before another delay.
Despite some initial uncertainty, it was confirmed that Daniel Craig will return for a final outing as 007.