The legendary James Bond franchise has been around since the 20th century, a time where most of us weren’t even born yet! This didn’t stop us from watching the classics. The latest portrayal of the superspy we all fantasize to be is by Daniel Craig, who will be departing the series with this 25th instalment, No Time To Die. This means that the movie just has to be THE BEST!
No James Bond movie is complete without a fitting villain, a mastermind who gives our favourite 007 a tough time. Who is going to make Bond’s goal to save the world harder this time? Is it Blofeld? Or is it Dr No? This is everything that we know about the upcoming No Time To Die’s new villain. Or is he an old villain?
Could Safin possibly be Dr No?
With the release date of No Time To Die drawing closer by the minute, speculations have only increased. Hawk-eyed fans have made numerous theories about the new villain. One could possibly be true. There are just too many things that point to the fact that Safin could be Dr No, the classic supervillain that we first saw in the 1962 James Bond film, originally played by Joseph Wiseman.
When asked about the theory, Malek does not deny the likelihood. And neither does anyone else from the crew. Wait, there’s more. Rami Malek’s favourite Bond movie is Dr No, also from whom he has drawn a lot of inspiration to live up to the standards of a Bond villain. Hmm, this sure does seem like something to think about.
What if Safin is just a way for the producers to misguide us, just like they did in Spectre, telling us that Waltz would play Franz Oberhauser and not the classic villain Ernst Blofeld? We’ll just have to wait it out!
No Time To Die’s Safin will be the best supervillain.
Expected to leave with a bang, Daniel Craig’s last James Bond venture will have a befitting baddie. Although producers have been notably tight-lipped about the character, there have been a few particulars that have been told to the public.
Screen runners call Safin “hyper-intelligent and a worthy adversary.” No Time To Die will definitely show Bond having a dreadful time with the rogue. Safin has been reported to pave the way for the next generation of bad guys, with dangerous tech under his coat and a mastermind.
No Time To Die: Safin is not Arabic speaking
What should not be a misconception is the fact that Safin will NOT be an Arabic-speaking terrorist. Rami Malek made sure of that before accepting the role. The actor was clear with his decision of not wanting to portray any terrorist with a religious label.
Contrasting to playing the good guy in every production, it’s most certainly refreshing to see Academy Award winner Rami Malek go in the rogue direction, for both the audience as well as the actor himself.
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