After some chatter that composer Dan Romer would be replaced by Hans Zimmer on the latest Bond film No Time No Die, Variety has now confirmed it.

Hans Zimmer is James Bond’s new composer, multiple sources tell Variety. The composer of “Gladiator,” “Inception” and “The Da Vinci Code” is already believed to be working on “No Time to Die,” the 25th film in the 007 franchise starring Daniel Craig. He replaces Dan Romer, the American composer who had previously been announced as scoring the film.

This is just yet another game of musical chairs (literal this time) on the film after a replacement director and multiple screenwriters tackling the script (Pheobe Waller-Bridge writing scenes on the set).

Zimmer credits include Inception, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Gladiator, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049, Wonder Woman 1984, Dune, and Top Gun: Maverick.

The cast will include Daniel Craig as James Bond, Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Rami Malek (Bohemian Rapsody) as a new villain name Safin, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Felix Leiter, Ralph Fiennes (The King’s Man) as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) as Nomi aka the new Agent 007, Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049) as Paloma, Ben Whishaw as Q, Billy Magnussen, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah.

Spectre’s Christoph Waltz is also coming back as the notorious villain Blofeld as revealed in the recent trailer.

No Time To Die is set for release on April 8th.

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

SOURCE: VARIETY 

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