No Time To Die star Rami Malek would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe if he could play a totally new character that hasn’t been seen before.
Rami Malek is known for his work in Night at the Museum, Mr. Robot, and Bohemian Rhapsody and now we’ll get to see him in a very different role. Malek will play the mysterious Safin, the latest addition in the long line of James Bond villains, in Daniel Craig’s No Time To Die. We got the chance to chat with Malek about his role in the film during the press tour for the film and we were wondering what the Academy Award winner could do next.
A continuous trend in Hollywood after winning an Oscar seems to be joining a huge Marvel or DC franchise and we wanted to gauge Rami Malek’s interest. “Yeah, I mean, look at what Kevin Feige does with those Marvel movies. It’s outstanding. I mean, the guy is… he is special, there is no doubt about it. And the world he has created for all of us where we can be reintroduced to these comic book characters in a way that at sometimes elevates them, literally, off the page is unique,” Malek told Heroic Hollywood. “To have a taste of that with a character that has jumped off the page from Ian Fleming’s books, and I remember reading Casino Royale and From Russia with Love as a kid and thinking ‘wow, it would be hard to translate that character into something that is elevated from the books’ and you have a guy like Daniel Craig who comes in on Casino Royale and does it so elegantly so powerfully, so emotionally poignantly that you realize, ‘yeah, yeah’”.
The No Time To Die star seems like he would definitely be down to join the MCU, but also tells us that he has a very specific role in mind – one that has never been done before. “I mean, there’s there’s never a world where you don’t think why not? Why not try to take it to a different level on a franchise movie? This is my favorite franchise. I’m kind of fearless in saying that because it just is. It’s a truth that relies on me, but yeah, the Marvel films, of course, always interested if we can find a new character, and something that someone’s never seen before,” said Malek. “There are a lot of characters that I think deserve their own story. And if I found one, yeah, sure. I’d be interested. No doubt.”
You can check out the full interview below.
Here is the plot synopsis for No Time To Die:
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, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah.
No Time To Die is now scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on October 8, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!