Some Skyfall news!
According to press reports British singer-songwriter Adele has recorded the title song for the upcoming 23rd Bond flick Skyfall.
There have been rumors about Adele doing a Bond song for months, so it shouldn’t be a surprise for most fans. It hasn’t been confirmed yet if the song that will accompany the opening credit sequence in the film will be aptly titled Skyfall. I would think it’s a good bet it will be.
My guess is that it will be one of those Bond songs that have the title of the film being repeated in the chorus constantly. I was thinking the Spice Girls might have had a shot at this gig. They’ve been getting a lot of exposure lately. Oh well, maybe for Bond 24.
In other Skyfall news the new UK poster for Skyfall has been revealed.
Here we have Craig in a relaxed Bond stance holding his Walther standing in front of the classic gun barrel. With the inclusion of the gun barrel in the teaser poster and now this one I would assume we’re going to get a gun barrel intro to open the film. It just seems like now we should expect it. Especially considering it’s Bond’s 50th anniversary. It would be a letdown if we don’t see Craig stroll across the screen and shoot at us to kickstart the movie.
In the background we see a hint of London. That’s probably there to confirm to the Brits their boy is back and will be playing in his hometown.
It’s very different compared to the U.S. version of the poster with Craig sliding on the ground aiming his Walther with the 007 logo behind him on a white background. I’m not really feeling this one.
It is a different design for a movie poster with the text on top and the image on the bottom, but I’m not really digging it. I’d much rather take the UK version. That one looks much cooler to hang up on the wall. Although I think I prefer the black and white teaser poster over both of these.
It’s been rumored that Daniel Craig was going to stay on for at least two more Bond films after Skyfall and now this has apparently been confirmed. Two more is what he’s committed to, so that will take him to Bond 25, but there’s no telling if he will do more after that.
As of now fans can expect Craig’s total number of Bond adventures to be five. That would rank Craig’s Bond third in the number of films he’d make, behind Roger Moore at seven and Sean Connery at six.
The studio has been alluding of wanting to get back to the two-year cycle of releasing Bond films, much like they did with Pierce Brosnan. That will definitely keep Craig busy for awhile and might not allow him much time to work on other film project. So it looks like we’ll be seeing Craig as 007 for awhile.
Lastly, now that the Skyfall promotion is really starting to heat up there have been also two UK banners featuring two of the characters from Skyfall.
The first being Berenice Marlohe as Severine, who is looking really good. Could she possibly be the hottest Bond Girl in the Craig films? Every picture I’ve seen of her she has looked really good, so I’m anxious to see her in action.
Then we have Ralph Fiennes. He doesn’t look as sexy as Marlohe, but maybe some women will dig him. What is interesting is his characters name – Mallory. There have been rumors that he will replace Judi Dench and become the new M. Could it be his character name is a setup so he can easily pick up that commanding initial?
Skyfall will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the U.S. November 9.