Rami Malek couldn't turn down the chance to play a Bond villain

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While fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Rami Malek's turn as a Bond villain, the actor has teased that the movie will leave fans shocked.

The 39-year-old plays Safin in No Time To Die, the upcoming 25th film in the franchise. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film's release has been pushed back several times and will now only hit cinemas in April 2021.

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In an interview with British GQ, the Oscar winner revealed that the role was one that he could not turn down.

"Look, there was no way I was going to say no. It's a 007 film, man. They're a part of our cinematic history. An opportunity to go toe-to-toe, head-to-head with Daniel and give them all I got? That's something I'll look back on as big as it gets."

About the speculation that Safin is connected to Dr No from the 1962 movie, Rami said that it's interesting, but that fans will have to wait and see.


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