Bond 24 is officially titled SPECTRE

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It’s official! The next Bond film, previously titled Bond 24, will be called SPECTRE. In an announcement ceremony held at the 007 building at the Pinewood studios in London, Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli unveiled the new title in typical dramatic 007 fashion.

In addition, EON/MGM/Sony have unveiled the first poster for the film:

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It’s been a LONG time since we’ve last seen SPECTRE and Blofeld on screen against MI6 and James Bond. A long time ago, before Eon and MGM became involved in the 007 business, Ian Fleming worked with Kevin McClory to make a James Bond movie. Their film treatment eventually faltered, and Fleming turned the story into a novel – Thunderball. However, Fleming didn’t divulge McClory’s role of the Thunderball’s beginnings when he sold the rights to EON. Therefore, McClory ended up with a producer credit on Thunderball and full shared rights to the book and its contents, which included Blofeld and SPECTRE. However, this year a deal has now been struck between McClory’s estate and the Bond producers, giving them the rights to all of the McClory estate’s James Bond holdings.

And now SPECTRE (and possibly Blofeld) is coming our way next year. I can’t wait.

SPECTRE will try and take over the world on November 6, 2015.

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