Rami Malek Is Reportedly Up For 'Bond 25' Villain Role

Posted March 01, 2019

Is Rami the next Bond villain?

As for the villain, sources indicate there is renewed interest in tapping recent Oscar victor Rami Malek, after it was initially thought that scheduling could not be worked out with his commitments on the final season of Mr. Robot. We don't know anything about the character, but it seems as if the villain may hail from Northern Africa; Wonder Woman actor Saïd Taghmaoui, who is from Morocco, was previously up for this part back when Danny Boyle was going to direct.

Rami Malek is reportedly in final talks to play the villain in "Bond 25".

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But now, Malek's team has reportedly "successfully negotiated" to ensure the 37-year-old actor can film both Mr. Robot and Bond 25, people familiar with the matter told Collider. A deal hasn't been made yet because of the 2019 Oscars, as the discussing parties wanted to see if Malek would win, for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Magnussen already has a working relationship with "Bond 25" writer-director Cary Joji Fukunaga after recently appearing on his Netflix series, "Maniac". Two new female roles are planned, one a new MI6 agent and the other more like Olga Kurylenko's Camille, plus a Central Intelligence Agency agent along the lines of Jeffrey Wright's Felix Leiter.

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Another role producers are looking for is an American CIA agent likened to Jeffrey Wright's character in previous movies.

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The yet-untitled film will mark Daniel Craig's fifth and possibly the last outing as the famed British spy.

Casting is still ongoing for two female leads, with Collider suggest Lupita Nyong'o is on the wishlist, while Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris are all expected to reprise their roles alongside Craig.

Bond 25 is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2020.

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