Harry Styles in the Spotlight for Next Bond Melody
Harry Styles, the renowned British artist boasting three chart-topping albums, a myriad of accolades, and a recently concluded colossal world tour, is poised to possibly add another feather to his illustrious cap.
The singer is now tipped as a favourite to perform the theme tune for the next James Bond film, joining the exclusive ranks of fewer than two dozen artists who have had the privilege.
William Kadjanyi, a political analyst at Star Sports, stated, “With the next James Bond film being discussed more and more, it seems increasingly likely that Harry Styles, one of the biggest names in music today, could be the voice we hear in the opening titles of the next Bond film.”
“And this is not forgetting Ed Sheeran, whose music has already appeared in the likes of The Hobbit, at 8/1 and the ever-popular Lewis Capaldi, following closely behind Styles in the market at 10/1.”
Harry Styles is currently leading with 7/1 odds, followed by music legends Elton John at 12/1, Ed Sheeran at 8/1, and Lewis Capaldi at 10/1.
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What About The Next Bond Actor?
However, the suspense is far from over. The world is still in the dark about who will step into the shoes of James Bond, with Daniel Craig having retired his 007 moniker in No Time To Die. The long-running franchise faces the task of reinventing the iconic British spy character, sparking widespread speculation.
A plethora of names have surfaced as potential successors, including Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Tom Holland, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with Taylor-Johnson frequently emerging as a frontrunner.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson continues to lead the race with Henry Cavill another name heavily linked. Early frontrunner Idris Elba has since detached himself from the competition, saying the adverse racial remarks encountered within the sphere, deterred his interest in the role.
However, drawing back the curtains of speculation, age may indeed factor into Elba’s and Tom Hardy’s suitability for assuming the iconic character’s mantel.
Q actor Ben Whishaw has confirmed that he won’t be returning to the franchise. Having fulfilled his contract with three films, he expressed his belief that the franchise should undergo evolution.
Meanwhile, former Leeds and Chelsea footballer, Vinnie Jones, has expressed his interest in a villainous role. Given his performance in films like Snatch, Jones certainly aligns with the attributes required for such a character.
The stage is set for what appears to be a thrilling race for the next James Bond, a fresh villain, and the coveted opportunity to voice the film’s theme song as fans and pundits eagerly await the outcomes of these closely watched contests.
Renowned artists and actors are in the fray, each bringing something unique to the table, sparking fervent speculation and debate. The selections will undoubtedly shape the future trajectory of the Bond franchise, infusing it with new energy and potentially unexpected twists.