Director Sam Mendes also unveiled the leading cast of the spy thriller, including returning stars Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris and new members such as Christoph Waltz and Andrew Scott.
Bond fans around the world - including a few familiar faces - reacted with excitement over the big announcement, ahead of its release on November 6, 2015.
I've been expecting you Mr Bond. pic.twitter.com/SyuxERAR0I
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) December 4, 2014
So Blofeld is back!
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) December 4, 2014
Just found out that Monica Bellucci and Christolph Waltz are in the new Bond? It's called Spectre. I'm saying best Bond ever ..right now
— David Campbell (@DavidCampbell73) December 4, 2014
There is a Furious discussion in the @digitalspy office about whether Spectre should have caps or not (it should fyi)
— Catriona Wightman (@catrionaw890) December 4, 2014
Idea for new Bond theme: ♫♫♫ R.