Bohemian Rhapsody’s Freddie Mercury to play villain opposite Daniel Craig in Bond 25: Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek will play the antagonist opposite Daniel Craig’s in the upcoming edition of the James Bond film. The official Twitter handle of James Bond recently released a video featuring the Bohemian Rhapsody actor where he promised that he would give a hard time to Bond in the upcoming edition of the franchise. Earlier in the day, the makers of the film unveiled the cast of the film in a broadcast from Bond creator Ian Fleming’s villa in Jamaica.
Craig has already confirmed that it is going to be the last time that he would play 007 in the film, which is scheduled to release on April 8, 2020. The film also features Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, and Jeffrey Wright in key roles.
Helmed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the film is reportedly being written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Fukunaga became the official director of the film after Danny Boyle exited the project over “creative differences”.
Malek won the Oscar for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury. Mercury was a British singer-songwriter, record producer and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.
The film has been created enough abuzz so far as 007 fans know that it marks the departure of Daniel Craig, leaving them with a discussion about who is going to be the next Bond. There are speculations that a Black actor most possibly Idris Elba could be seen playing the character. Apart from that, fans also want to see Henry Cavill, Jack Davenport, Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston play the 007.