Sam Mendes revealed earlier this year that the theme tune for upcoming Bond film Spectre had already been recorded, but has Sam Smith just confirmed that he’s the voice we’ll all be hearing when those infamous credits roll?
The singer tweeted out a rather cryptic picture of a hand bearing a ring engraved with the logo of the film’s villainous organisation Spectre this afternoon, setting tongues wagging across the internet.
The ring bears a striking resemblance to one used as a prop in Spectre, also set to feature in Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style – a new exhibition in Madrid. The piece of jewellery – which has the famous Spectre organisation logo on it – first appeared in the film From Russia with Love in 1963, but has been updated for the upcoming 24th Bond film by production designer Dennis Gassner and key graphic designer Laura Grant.
Speaking about the new Bond theme back in July, Mendes said, “It’s fantastic and I’m very excited about it,” hinting that we wouldn’t have to wait long to hear who’d recorded it.
If he is the man for the job, Smith will follow in the footsteps of Adele, whose smash hit theme for Skyfall earned her both an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
Could the British singer do the 007 come awards season? We’ll have to wait and see.
Spectre hits UK cinemas on October 26th 2015