Oscar-winner Rami Malek recently broke his silence on the Bond 25 set rumors.
After winning Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his gravitating role as Freddie Mercury in last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek is set to star in Bond 25 as the film’s primary villain. While the production for Daniel Craig’s swan song to the franchise has been underway for quite some time now, several issues have reportedly plagued the entire span of the filming. The on-set turmoil on Bond 25 began with Craig suffering an injury during filming in Jamaica. This required the actor to undergo minor surgery and endure through two weeks of physical therapy. Shortly afterwards, the film’s production went through another turn for the worst.
Only a few weeks after this incident occurred, an explosion on the set of Bond 25 resulted in a minor injury to a crew member and the destruction of some of the movie’s stage at Pinewoods Studios in Buckinghamshire, England. To make matters even worse, numerous rumors are spreading about the film’s nightmarish production, including reports that the script is constantly being rewritten and critical scenes between Rami Malek and Daniel Craig have been removed. However, Malek dispelled these rumors during a recent interview with Digital Spy.
“The key scenes is something that was fabricated,” Malek said. “But the thing is, Daniel was injured, so they are shooting what they can. I talked to Cary yesterday and the schedule has been altered. I know that. But with a franchise like this, I think they have it together. They have figured it out by now.”
On his role as the main antagonist, Rami Malek admits that he has felt a ton of pressure for taking on a franchise that’s so beloved, but the Mr. Robot star thinks he’s up to the challenge.
“I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders,” Malek said. “I mean, Bond is something that we all grow up with. The one thing I have going for me is I played one beloved Brit in Freddie Mercury and I pulled that off, so I feel like I can possibly have a shot at playing the villain in a Bond film.”
Only time will tell to see if Daniel Craig leaves the franchise on a high note with Bond 25. What do you guys think about Rami Malek’s comments? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Here’s the official synopsis for Bond 25:
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a script written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, Bond 25 stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw and Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.
James Bond 25 is scheduled to be released in theaters on 8, April 2020.
Source: Digital Spy