When it comes to thinking ahead, it seems we’re all playing checkers while Ed Sheeran is playing chess, as the English pop-rocker has admitted he’s already written a theme for an upcoming James Bond movie, despite the fact that no one has ever asked him to.

During a recent interview on Ireland’s The Late Late Show on Friday, Ed Sheeran admitted he’s already got plans to join the likes of Adele, Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney and even Duran Duran, stating that he’s written his own theme song for the James Bond movies, in case the opportunity ever arises.

“With Bond, I’ve actually had a theme tune written for about three years, just in case,” Sheeran said. “If ever I’m called I’ll be like, ‘alright there you go’.”

Of course, Sheeran feels pretty confident about himself, stating that even the title of his new track is so good that he refuses to say it because “someone might steal it.”

If you’re a keen follower of happenings in the worlds of Ed Sheeran and James Bond, you might have noticed this is in direct opposition to what he said a few years back, stating he didn’t think he’s be ready to perform the tune to the films. “I am a James Bond fan, but I think the James Bond theme tune should be ballsy and I feel like if I was going to do it, it would sound a bit wet,” Sheeran noted.

This news comes just a couple of days after the release of Eminem’s Ed Sheeran-featuring track ‘River’, which Ed also noted that he had also written a few years prior to Eminem asking him to collaborate. Likewise, the English muso recently said that he’s got plans in the future of recording his own lo-fi album that was inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s underrated classic, Nebraska.

Needless to say, if anyone has got their future planned out, it’s definitely Ed Sheeran. Maybe we should be asking him about next week’s lotto numbers while we’re at it?

Check out Eminem’s ‘River’, featuring Ed Sheeran: