Rami Malek as the villain in Bond 25 gets a collective thumbs up from the Internet: "Perfect role for him"
Fans on social media have already declared that the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star could be one of the best Bond villains ever
Minutes after Cary Fukunaga confirmed Rami Malek as the villain in the upcoming Bond film, Twitter started buzzing with excitement and many expressed their approval for the choice.
The Oscar winner was long speculated to play the Bond baddie in the 25th iteration of 007 movie, but the rumors were finally confirmed on Thursday. Malek, who won the Oscar for his performance as Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody', was not present at the official launch, but did send a video message.
"I'm stuck here in New York in production but I'm very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew," he said.
"I will be making sure Mr Bond does not have an easy ride in this, his 25th outing. See you all soon."
Also joining Malek are Lashana Lynch (from 'Captain Marvel'), Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah. While the details of the new characters aren't out, the fact that Malek was cast as the villain was enough to set social media buzzing.
Fans have already declared that Malek could be one of the best Bond villains so far. Some though were not surprised since there were many hints that were dropped.
"Fabulous" was what a fan wrote who thought that Malek would most definitely give Bond a run for his money, while another fan reckoned that playing a villain would be the perfect role for Malek. Touted to be a film icon in the near future after his stellar performance in 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' fans felt that casting Malek was a brilliant move, one that he would do justice to.
Brill. He will be amazing as the villain in James Bond ❤️— Olivia G (@OliviaG37717638) April 25, 2019
I can´t wait!— wilfling (@wilfling82) April 25, 2019
Perfect role for him— Ricky (@creedbrattondm) April 25, 2019
Rami Malek is built like a string cheese. I’m sure this will be a fair fight.— Henry (@dhp1009) April 25, 2019
Fabulous. You give Bond a run for his money, Rami !— Bart Smith (@bartcrouchend) April 25, 2019
'Fleabag' creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is among the new film's writers, and the film will be Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as 007.
Bond 25 will release on April 8, 2020. Watch this space for more updates.