Elton John is tipped to perform the next James Bond theme tune

Publish Date
Friday, 13 September 2019, 5:27PM

While Ed Sheeran was rumoured to have landed the job of writing the next James Bond theme, Sam Smith has tipped Sir Elton John to take up the mantle next.

Sam, who wrote 'Writing’s On The Wall' for 2015’s Spectre, the last Bond film to hit cinemas, said it’s "crazy" that the 72-year-old music legend had never landed the gig and that he would be keen to hear him soundtracking Daniel Craig's last outing as 007 in 'No Time To Die' next year.

"Everyone is talking about it now. I am excited to see who it is," he said.

"I actually think Elton John should do it, he has never done it which is crazy to me.

"He is still the most incredible singer so one day I think he should do it."

Although he has never done a Bond theme, the 'Rocket Man' hitmaker does have an Oscar to his name for 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' from the 1994 Disney animation The Lion King.

Several names have been thrown around for the job, including Ed, whose manager, Stuart Camp, says he met with Bond producers back in 2017, but plans were scuppered by the departure of original director Danny Boyle.

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Explaining that Sheeran still wants the job, Stuart said: "Ed asks me every day. And I say, 'The thing they do last is the music'.

"Those [stories] that said he's Daniel Craig's favourite act and it's all happening aren't true.

"It's certainly something he'd want to do though, it's a box that's still to be ticked, for sure."

Ed previously revealed that he wrote a Bond theme a few years ago "just in case".

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