007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have officially confirmed that Hans Zimmer will step in to score James Bond’s latest adventure in the franchise’s 25th film, No Time to Die.
This news was announced via a post on the official 007 website, substantiating the rumours that the German-born composer had been hired to create the music for the next film just three months ahead of its theatrical release. This comes after original composer Dan Romer was reportedly dismissed over creative differences.
“It’s a dream come true to be working with the legendary composer Hans Zimmer on our twenty-fifth James Bond film, No Time To Die,” Wilson and Broccoli said in a statement. While director Cary Joji Fukunaga added, “I’m beyond excited that Hans is scoring No Time To Die. The music of Bond has always been iconic and I’ve already witnessed Hans adding his touch of genius to the Bond legacy.”
Over the course of his long-spanning career, Zimmer has composed and produced some of the best-known and most influential film scores of all time. His notable works include Disney’s 1994 animated classic The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, The Pirates of the Carribean series, and The Dark Knight trilogy. This year, he is scoring Wonder Woman 1984, Dune and Top Gun: Maverick on top of No Time to Die.
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Hitting screens in April, No Time to Die will see Bond’s peaceful retirement from active service interrupted when his CIA friend Felix Leiter tracks him down in Jamaica seeking help to rescue a kidnapped scientist. The mission sets Bond onto the “trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”
Fans already have plenty of theories about Bond 25’s villain potentially being a rebooted version of Dr. No, so you might want to read more about Rami Malek’s supervillain and scan the character posters for additional details. Or, for a broader round-up, take a look at our rundown of everything we know so far.