Right after bagging the Best Actor award at Academy Oscars, Rami Malek just might end up playing the villain in the 25th Bond movie
Malek addressed the rumors last month, telling Entertainment Tonight that playing a Bond villain would be a “dream role.” While he warned that he had to keep “tight, tight lips” about the details, he said he would “absolutely take the role. ”
“It would be nice to play a villain,” Malek told ET.
The film, whose working was revealed last month to be Shatterhand, marks Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007. Maniac creator Cary Fukunaga will serve as writer-director, and regulars Léa Seydouz, Naomi Harris, and Ralph Fiennes will return to the series. Game Night’s Billy Magnussen, who worked with Fukunaga on Maniac, is reportedly also in talks to play a CIA agent.
Guntram Shatterhand is an alias used by iconic Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who was played most recently by Christoph Waltz in 2015’s Spectre. If Malek is the new film’s villain and the movie is named for Blofeld, Malek could be taking over the role from Waltz—or playing another bad guy entirely.