While Bond flicks have hardly dominated at the Oscars over the years (in terms of nominations and wins, that is) it seems that's all about to change as this year Ian Fleming's creation is set to take over the night.
Definitive 007 actor bis expected to join other James Bond actors in a tribute to the secret agent at the Oscars next month. 2012 marked fifty years of Bond on screen so it is hoped that he will step out of his retirement shoes to join the gang - Craig, Moore, Lazenby, Dalton and Brosnan - for a four minute celebration on the Academy Awards' stage.
While this seems like great craic to the rest of the Bonds, coaxing the 82 year old actor into joining the proceedings will be no mean feat; previously he has rejected offfers to reunite with his fellow actors due to a 40 year long feud with producers over his salary. Suffice to say there were more than a few arguments during the filming of his seven flicks.
All water under the bridge now, we hope; it'd sure be cool to see them together on stage, making for one helluva a magic movie moment at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Usually the actor is quick to turn these things down but so far so good. After all, no news is good news.
In other Bond related news, producers are also planning to have singer Adele perform her hit song 'Skyfall' at the awards. Sources say: 'We're very close to getting Adele to talk to us about a performance too. Until she is officially nominated this week for the best film song Oscar, we can't invite her.'