New James Bond film could be called Shatterhand and the internet can't handle it

From Quantum of Solace, to Skyfall, to Spectre, to Shatterhand? Credit: EON Productions/PA

Social media users have reacted with jokes and dismay as rumours circulated on Friday that the 25th James Bond film has been given the working name Shatterhand.

The title of the 25th Bond movie has yet to be formally announced but will star Daniel Craig and be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, but many Twitter users were more concerned with the scatalogical implications of the name than anything else.

Film critic Guy Lodge said he was "crying with laughter" over the name.

Other fans were less than impressed and found the working title a source of hilarity.

However, Bond fans and aficionados were keen to highlight the title's historical significance.

The title is believed to refer to an alias used by 007's nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who calls himself Dr Guntram Shatterhand in the 1964 novel You Only Live Twice.

While others pointed out that Shatterhand was the name of a 1992 Nintendo video game about a military renegade with cybernetic arms.