Rami Malek to Play Villain in James Bond 25

  • April 2020 Release Date – No Title Yet
  • Rami Malek To Play Villain
  • No Return For Christopher Waltz It Seems
  • Daniel Craig’s Fifth And Final Bond Outing
  • Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) Is The Films Director
  • Killing Eve Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge Joins Writing Team

Fresh from playing Freddie Mercury in the Queen biographical film, Bohemian Rhapsody, it has been announced that Rami Malek will be playing the latest Bond villain in ‘Bond 25’ – Malek having just won an Oscar for his performance, of course.

The cast and team were announced at an event in Jamaica, where the film begins. Unlike previous James Bond events like this one, the title of the film was not revealed. So, James Bond 25, for now.

In demand Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) has joined the writing team. Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw return as M and Q respectively. Naomie Harris is also back as Moneypenny, with Rory Kinnear returning as MI6 chief of staff Bill Tanner.

Other Bond regulars to return include Lea Seydoux, who was introduced as Madeleine Swann in 2015’s in Spectre and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) who is cast as ex-CIA agent Felix Leiter once more.

Bond 25 has already faced some production difficulties since Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) left the director’s chair early on due to “creative differences” – ah, that old chestnut. Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Season 1) is Boyle’s replacement.

This will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and ‘final’ outing as 007. Craig recently became the longest serving Bond (time-wise) since his 2006 debut in Casino Royale. However, Sean Connery has done a record of 7 James Bond films.

Despite previously making remarks that Craig was done with the franchise, he remains adamant that 25 will be his final swan-song. We shall see. Idris Elba time, anyone?

Bond 25 is set for an April 2020 release date.

You can check out the full live-stream reveal below;


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Written by Kade McConville

I created rKade, hence the name! My favourite game has to be Uncharted 2 - I was 16 when that game come out and it was just huge. My favourite film is Back to the Future, closely followed by Die Hard, of course.

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