Rami Malek On Joining ‘James Bond 25’: ‘Going From One Iconic Brit To Another Iconic British Franchise’

Following the big announcement that Rami Malek would be joining the cast of “Bond 25”, the Oscar winner stopped by “GMA” where he called joining the franchise a dream.

Rumours had been swirling for some time about Malek playing the next Bond villain, and when asked if he had ever thought about it, he said, “A few things have happened in my life the last couple of years I could not imagine,” including his recent Oscar win.

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“It’s thrilling,” he added. “So many generations have grown up with [these films].”

The “Bohemian Rhapsody” actor says that Daniel Craig has “done an astounding job” as Bond and that “it will be very interesting to go up against that man.”

“It’s a perfect followup to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Going from one iconic Brit to another iconic British franchise.”

Malek’s hard work has paid off as he joins a historic franchise that involves such Bond villains as Richard Kiel, Charles Gray, Mads Mikkelsen, Christoph Waltz, and Javier Bardem.

This will be Craig’s final “James Bond” film.

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Others returning for the 25th film include Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter and Ralph Fiennes as M.

“Bond 25” is expected to be released in 2020.

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