No Time To Die is set for release in the UK on April 2, and will see Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007. Filming on the movie wrapped last weekend.
Malek’s character, who is named Safin, will be the main villain of the film, and longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has now shed light on some new details about the character.
“We’ve thrown the book at [Bond] on this one,” Broccoli told Empire in their upcoming 2020 Preview Issue about Safin. “[Malek’s character] is really the supervillain.
“He’s the one that really gets under Bond’s skin. He’s a nasty piece of work.”
“I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or religion,’” the Bohemian Rhapsody star said. “‘That’s not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out.’”
Earlier this month, the filming of No Time To Die managed to briefly spark a terror alert at a UK air base.