Beyoncé sparks James Bond theme speculation with Instagram post

Ben Arnold
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Beyonce arrives at the world premiere of "The Lion King" on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Beyoncé arrives at the world premiere of The Lion King (Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Could a post from Beyoncé at the Golden Globes in fact be an encrypted code worthy of the Secret Service?

Perhaps. Perhaps not.

But fans of the singer are now convinced, due to her choice of beverage at the annual awards show, that she's going to adorn the new Bond movie, No Time To Die, with its anthem.

She's seen in a picture posted to Instagram leaning over to sip at a Martini, olives floating in the booze.

(Credit: Instagram)
(Credit: Instagram)

The Martini is, of course, James Bond's tipple of choice, the vodka kind, shaken not stirred, despite connoisseurs more likely to opt for gin, and stirred rather than shaken (shaking a Martini makes it cloudy).

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All this notwithstanding, Beyoncé fans are convinced that this is a sign.

She has foreshadowed projects with pictures before, in one post in a close-up clinch with a lemon, which came prior to her long-awaited 2016 album Lemonade.

Whether this is the same deal remains to be seen.

But with No Time To Die ready to land shortly, it's likely that we'll hear soon who is set to follow Sam Smith (who sang Writing's On The Wall for Spectre) in providing Bond with a new theme.

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It’s also noted that, with the dominance of Bond themes at the Oscars (both Smith and Adele with Skyfall won for Best Song), Beyoncé could even be gunning for an EGOT, scoring an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She’s only got Grammys to her name so far though.

It’s worth mentioning that No Time To Die wouldn’t be the first spy film Beyoncé has provided a song for: who could forget Work It Out from Austin Powers In Goldmember, or Independent Woman from 2000’s Charlie’s Angels, performed as part of Destiny’s Child.

Beyoncé and Mike Myers in 2002's Austin Powers In Goldmember. (New Line)
Beyoncé and Mike Myers in 2002's Austin Powers In Goldmember. (New Line)

Starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux and Christoph Waltz joined by Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas, it lands on 2 April.