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Adele Confirmed to Belt Out ‘Skyfall’ Theme; New Poster and Character Banners Pile In

Written by on September 13, 2012 

There’s a fire starting in the Bond fans’ heart, reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing them out the dark.

Ignoring a terrible half-pun which should probably invalidate my status as a breathing human being, this is all a reference to some relatively big Skyfall news — namely, that Adele will be composing and performing the 23rd franchise installment’s theme song. [ShowBiz411]

The acclaimed singer-songwriter has long been rumored for the project, given such crucial factors as her being British and popular. Isn’t that enough to land the job with these people? But, don’t get me wrong: Adele‘s a talented musician who makes for a wise choice and, I would bet, will deliver a great track. (One which is reportedly titled “Skyfall,” by the way.) It should at least be a smidge more enjoyable than the Quantum of Solace tune.

Not all the Skyfall materials can have a positive air on this day, however. A fairly terrible poster has been unveiled, too, only serving to make me ponder if this is really the best Sam Mendes and his team can devise. See it below (via ComingSoon):

Then there are two far superior UK banners. One shows off the lovely Bond girl, Bérénice Marlohe, while another is a chance to show off the even lovelier Ralph Fiennes:


In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Tonia Sotiropoulou, and Albert Finney also star in the film, which is set for a stateside release on November 9th, after bowing in the UK on October 26th.

Thoughts on Adele, the poster, and the banners?

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