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Beyoncé Might Be Writing the Next Bond Theme

Everything coming out of the Bond universe just keeps getting more and more exciting. Earlier in the summer it appeared the hunt was on for the next star to play 007. Then two weeks ago, veteran Daniel Craig confirmed he would return for the big 25th installment of the deathless spy. Now rumors are flying that another major star could soon be attached to the project.

The Daily Star reported that Beyonce may be in talks to record the theme song for Bond 25. The UK tabloid credits Adele’s success with the Skyfall theme for piquing Queen Bey’s interest.

“The two spoke before Bey’s first meeting with film bosses and Adele told her how co-writing and performing a Bond theme gave her an amazing career hike. Not many of the themes have been as successful – but there are tens of millions of Beyoncé fans out there,” a source told the Daily Star, without adding, “Beyoncé is not in need of a career hike.” But still, if true, this would be fantastic. 

Adele’s Skyfall was among the most successful theme songs in the history of the franchise. Predating her explosive album 25, Skyfall pulled down an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2012. The ballad topped several pop charts and had huge commercial success.

Bond themes have been known to generate sales for the artist. Sam Smith also received an Oscar and a Golden Golden Globe for Writing’s On the Wall from Spectre. The legendary Dame Shirley Bassey also had a top 40 hit on the Billboard chart with her title song for Goldfinger.

Beyoncé’s reps said that the possibility was “just a rumor,” but it would be an awesome to have the Lemonade genius collaborate with the spy series. Beyoncé is an iconic creative talent who can pick any project she wants with hit after hit song and a history of appearing in films herself like Dreamgirls and Cadillac Records.

We’ll have to wait and see on whether Bey takes on Bond, as the yet untitled Bond 25 is over two years away, with a scheduled November 8, 2019 release date. 

Featurd image: Daniel Craig in Spectre. Courtesy Sony Pictures.

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