Daniel Craig is set to reprise the iconic role of James Bond for the final time, beginning with 2006’s Casino Royale and ending with No Time To Die in 2020. However, the one aspect that sparks conversation with each instalment is who is playing the villain and how will their character interact with Bond.
Now, producer Barbara Broccoli has offered a small insight into No Time To Die’s main villain, Safin, who is being played by Rami Malek. In an interview with Empire, Broccoli claimed Malek will be a dangerous and intimidating foe for Bond.
“We’ve thrown the book at him on this one,” Broccoli teased. “He is really the supervillain. He’s the one that really gets under Bond’s skin. He’s a nasty piece of work.”
Malek will hopefully join the pantheon of memorable villains from Craig’s time as James Bond which include Mads Mikkelson’s Le Chiffre (Casino Royale), Javier Bardem’s cyberterrorist Silva in Skyfall, and Bond’s biggest villain Blofeld played by an underutilised, Christoph Waltz in Spectre. Quantum of Solace‘s Dominic Greene wasn’t quite up to the same calibre as other villains in the series.
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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.
No Time To Die is set for release in the UK on April 2nd 2020 and in the U.S. on April 8th 2020 and stars Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Christoph Waltz (Blofeld), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).