The highly-anticipated 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, is just two months away from hitting the big screens.
Daniel Craig No Time to Die will play 007 for the fifth (and supposedly) the final time. His character will be challenged by Safin, played by Mr. Robot and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) star Rami Malek.
Malek, who received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, received the opportunity of a lifetime to share the stage with Craig, often regarded as the greatest Bond actor of them all.
Few details are known about the plot for No Time to Die, but the expectations continue to soar following the recently released trailers. We also don’t know much about Malek’s character, but the 39-year-old actor shared some details on what we can expect from Safin.
“What I really wanted from Safin was to make him unsettling. Thinking of himself as being heroic,” Malek said, via Alexia Fernandez of People.
Malek also described Safin as “a formidable adversary,” while adding that 007 “has to adapt to that.”
Craig has stated that No Time to Die will mark his final chapter as Bond. This has led to speculation that his character will be killed off. For what it’s worth, director Cary Joji Fukunaga reportedly shot three different endings for No Time to Die.
The 52-year-old Craig first portrayed Bond in Casino Royale (2006), followed by Quantom of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
The cast for No Time to Die also includes Léa Seydoux (Dr. Madeleine Swann), Lashana Lynch (Nomi), Christoph Waltz (Ernst Stavro Blofeld), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) Ben Whishaw (Q), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), Ralph Fiennes (M) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner).
No Time to Die was initially scheduled to be released in April, but it was delayed by seven months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The film will be released in the United Kingdom on Nov. 12, and in the United States on Nov. 20.
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