No James Bond movie without a villain … and this time it’s Rami Malek who takes over that role. In No Time To Die he plays the creepy Bond-villain Safin, who is clearly looking for revenge.
Fans of James Bond have seen their patience tested for several years now. After Specter there was a lot of speculation about a new Bond at first. In the end, the makers managed to convince Daniel Craig – or to force him to stick to his contract – to make one last film.
After Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre in Casino Royale), Mathieu Amalric (Dominic Greene in Quantum of Solace), Javier Bardem (Raoul Silva in Skyfall) and Christoph Waltz (Ernst Stavro Blofeld in SpecterDaniel Craig takes it No Time To Die against Rami Malek. The protagonist of, among others Mr. Robot and Bohemian Rhapsody crawls into villain Safin’s house.
“Formidal opponent for Bond”
In a new video we learn a little more details about that Safin. So we see that he is connected with psychologist Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux), who we still know from Specter. We hear Swann say that Safin is looking for revenge. He does not seem to be looking at a life more or less.
“What I really wanted from Safin was that he came across as restless and considered himself heroic,” Malek says in the clip. “Safin is a formidable opponent. James Bond has to adapt to that. ”
“What he wants and is willing to do makes him a very scary character, both personally for Bond and on a global level,” adds director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
No Time To Die will be released in theaters mid-November.