Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek to Play the Next Bond Villain!

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Rami Malek

Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek is set to be the next Bond villain. Looks like the franchise is really getting inclusive as of late.

This will be the second brown actor to play a key Bond antagonist, not just a henchman.

Here’s the announcement:

Daniel Craig’s Last Bond Outing?

Before Edris Elba carries on the Bond legacy, Daniel Craig has a film left to go. While Bond movies really bring the bang to the box office, Daniel Craig’s run has been spotty.We have the highest grossing Bond films like Casino Royale and Skyfall. On the other hand, Quantum of Solace and Spectre may not have done gangbusters in the box office (by Bond standards), but they were rather great Bond movies nonetheless.

Craig’s fifth James Bond movie release date is set for April, 2020. This will be the 25th official Bond entry overall.

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga and his crew have started shooting for the film. They even revealed the rest of Daniel Craig’s fifth James Bond movie cast for this movie.

Cast

We’ll see the return of Ralph Fiennes as MI6 boss M, Naomie Harris as his assistant Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as chief of staff Bill Tanner, and Ben Whishaw as gadget guru Q.

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Spectre Bond girl Léa Seydoux will reprise her role as Dr. Madeleine Swann. She was the one to fill Bond’s heart after the tragic loss of Vesper in Casino Royale.

Jeffrey Wright will also return as Bond’s CIA buddy Felix Leiter.

New entries include Dali Benssalah from French films Nox and A Faithful Man, Ana De Armas from Blade Runner 2049, and Lashana Lynch from Captain Marvel. . Meanwhile, Billy Magnussen and David Dencik have got to be new goons.

Bond Movies and Colored Casts

In the past, we’ve have had mostly European Bond villains. Even Kamal Khan in Octopussy was played by a white actor.

Here are non-white actors who have worked in Bond movies so far:

  • Harold Sakata’s ‘Oddjob’ in Goldfinger
  • Rick Yune’s ‘Zao’ in Die Another Day
  • Will Yun Lee as ‘Colonel Moon’ in Die Another Day
  • Lawerence Makoare as Mr. Kil’ in Die Another Day
  • Toshiro Suga’s Chang in Moonraker
  • Kabir Bedi as ‘Gobinda’ in Octopussy 
  • Yaphet Kotto as ‘Kananga AKA Mr. Big’ in Live and Let Die
  • Julius Harris as ‘Tee Hee‘ in Live and Let Die
  • Geoffrey Holder as ‘Baron Samedi’ in Live and Let Die
  • Sebastien Foucan’s ‘Mollaka’ in Casino Royale

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Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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