After Freddie Mercury, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star Rami Malek could be playing the next James Bond villain
The upcoming 'Bond 25' will be Daniel Craig's final outing as the dapper spy and so far little is known about the film ahead of its shoot next spring
Although most of the buzz surrounding the new James Bond movie has been largely about who is going to play 007, a new report has brought the role of the Bond villain into focus.
Since the last Bond film, a lot has been written about Daniel Craig's final outing in the role, courtesy the forthcoming 'Bond 25' about which little is known ahead of its shoot next spring.
As per previous updates, the 25th Bond film will see Craig reprise his role as the dapper spy for one last time. Along with Craig, his 'Spectre' co-star Léa Seydoux will also revisit her character from the movie as the psychologist Madeleine Swann.
However, in an interesting turn of events, Variety has claimed that 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star Rami Malek has been thrown into the mix as the potential next Bond villain. Insiders say that Malek was being "eyed for the villain role".
Fans of the actor can hold their horses, for now, because Malek's schedule for the last season of 'Mr. Robot', which shoots between March and July, has made it quite "unlikely" for the actor to accept the prestigious role, even if offered.
In spite of Malek's busy schedule, a few online polls have put Rami Malek as the 3/1 favorite to be named the next Bond villain, so there's still some hope there. Ever since the speculation of Malek being the new Bond villain hit the internet, fans have been extremely supportive of the choice.
One person tweeted: "110% down for Rami Malek as a Bond villain." Another commented: "Rami Malek is rumored to be up for a Bond villain role Yes please!" Someone else wrote: "Grew up watching 007, and Rami Malek playing the villain in the Bond film could be interesting. He needs to play a villain every now and again."
Some Malek fans have taken the discussion to a whole new level, saying that instead of playing the next Bond villain, the talented actor should be considered to play 007 himself. "Better to have him as Bond, he's shown his diversity as an actor so far @ItsRamiMalek," one said.
Another added: "Rumoured to be playing a James Bond villian... Why don't you just play James Bond instead @ItsRamiMalek #JamesBond." After all, Malek is particularly hot property at the moment, following his incredible turn as the late Freddy Mercury in the Queen musical 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.