In the upcoming final James Bond film with Daniel Craig in the lead role No time to dieAgent 007 faces a powerful new antagonist in the form of Safin, played by Oscar winner Rami Malek. In an interview with UK GQ, the film’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, explained why Malek was chosen to play the last Bond villain against Craig.
“First of all, Rami belongs to this company and in the same breath as any of the really great actors. The awards tell you that, but so does his work. Once we get to Christoph Waltz / Blofeld, you can’t get small. We had to think bigger It’s difficult because you don’t want to make a cliché super villain, you want someone who threatens not just Bond and the people he loves, but the whole world. ”
Reinventing the James Bond The Daniel Craig franchise saw the series unleash the more cartoonish Bond villains in favor of world-class actors who pummeled the films’ bad guys. From Mads Mikkelsen and Mathieu Amalric in Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace to Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva in Skyfall to Christoph Waltz as Ernst Blofeld in Specter, the new generation of Bond villains have a subtle threat that feels as if they could they actually belong in the real world.
In this prestigious company, Malek is preparing for his entry into No Time to Die. According to Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was brought in to write additional scenes and dialogue for the upcoming film, Malek brings a unique blend of villainy and tenderness to the role of Safin that makes the character stand out.
“Not many actors can indulge so well when they’re creepy while maintaining a kind of shaky humanity. I think the best bad guys dare go for something soft, and Rami knows exactly how to do it.”
Not much is known about Safin at the moment. But various references in the No Time to Die promotional materials have led fans to suspect the character is a former SPECTER agent and some sort of connection to Dr. Madeleine Swann, who Bond is in love with. There are also rumors that Safin is a modern take on the legendary villain Dr. No is, which first appeared in the 1962 Bond film of the same name. While Malek cannot confirm or deny the rumor, he promised that No Time to Die will shock audiences.
“Let the rumors fly. Because no matter what you expect from this film, you will be shocked when you see it. I am not going to add fuel to this fire.”
Directed by Cary Fukunaga, it stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Billy Magnussen, and Rami Malek. This message is from GQ.
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