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The Name's Hand. Shatterhand.

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | February 22, 2019 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | February 22, 2019 |

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The 25th Bond movie is coming soon. Well, after a few delays and a major director change, it’s coming eventually. Daniel Craig’s final hurrah as everyone’s favourite embittered hard drinking misogynist with a gun is expected to be the end of an era, but before all your Idris Elba fan-casts can come to fruition, director Cary Joji Fukunaga has work to do. And Bond 25 may have a title, or at least a working title. Very different things.

According to industry resource Production Weekly, the film’s current possible title is Shatterhand. That’s… Well, it sounds a bit daft, doesn’t it? But this is the film franchise where 80 percent of all female characters’ names are cheap sexual puns, so what do you expect? This has also been the rumoured title since 2017, with the Express reporting it, among many other publications. They also highlight the meaning behind this title and what it could mean for the upcoming film.

Dr. Shatterhand is an alias of a certain villain named Blofeld. We last saw him in Spectre, as played by Christoph Waltz at his most Christoph Waltz-y. Does that mean he’ll be back? He originally claimed that his Bond villain tenure was a one-and-done deal. Can he be lured back? Or will he be replaced by some other dude taking over the mantle? And will they be bald? Because Waltz is mega sexy but not even he could pull off bald in that Terry Gilliam movie he did.

Bond 25 currently has a release date of April 8th 2020.

Kayleigh is a features writer for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to her podcast, The Hollywood Read.

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