September 14, 2020
On Monday, MGM Studios released new 'No Time To Die' featurette to its YouTube channel starring Oscar winner Rami Malek as Bond villain, Safin.
The video titled "Meet Safin" has amassed over 84k views in less than 5 hours of being posted and features clips from the movie along with quotes from Director Cary Fukunaga and Malek on Safin's character. Malek suggests that Safin could be James Bond’s most “formidable” foe yet.
“Safin is a formidable adversary. James Bond has to adapt to him.” Rami said.
Safin’s role remains shrouded in mystery in terms of motive. Many 007 fans have theorized that Malek’s character may actually be the Dr. No character, an infamous "Bond" villain from the original 1962 film. Dr. No was a criminal scientist who was handicapped from radiation exposure which could be a possible parallel between Malek’s character whose face is marred in 'No Time To Die.'
"Your skills die with your body, mine will survive long after I'm gone," Malek narrates.