Rami Malek Is Your New James Bond Villain
Mr. Malek, we've been expecting you.
The creators of everyone's favorite never-ending spy movie franchise have coughed up some more details about its next installment -- the highly anticipated Bond 25.
Streaming live from Goldeneye -- 007 author Ian Fleming's Jamaican villa -- producers Michael G. Wilson and Barabara Broccoli, accompanied by the film's director Cary Joji Fukunaga, discussed what fans can expect for its expected 2020 release.
While we weren't given an official title, we were given our villain.
Tipped favourite for the role, Rami Malek will indeed be joining the Bond cinemaverse off the back of his Oscar-winning performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
Speaking in a pre-recorded message from New York, Malek said he was thrilled to be a part of the project.
"I'm very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew very soon," he said.
"And I promise you all I will ensure Mr Bond does not have an easy ride off it (Jamaica) in this, his 25th outing."
Responding to the rumours he would be doing battle with 007 which began to circulate months ago, the Mr. Robot star said it would be "another dream role for me".
Joining Malek on the list of newcomers will be stars Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik and Lashana Lynch.
As for returning cast members, we've got Ralph Fiennes reprising his role as M, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris, Leo Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, and Ben Whishaw popping up for his third crack as Bond's gadget guy, Q.
Daniel Craig will, of course, be returning as Bond for his fifth and final time.
Twenty-five films later, the Bond series is kicking off on the beautiful shores of Jamaica, where the first film picked up nearly 60 years ago.
Not giving too much away, Broccoli confirmed we'll find 007 "not be in active service" at the film's beginning, but instead enjoying his time on the island.
From there, the film will also feature locations including Norway, London and Italy.
The Q&A also confirmed Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will writing the film.
Director Cary Joji Fukunaga is the first American to direct an official installment of the Bond series.
Fukunaga signed up to the franchise last year after Danny Boyle left the role over unspecified "creative differences".
The director's previous work includes HBO's True Detective and Netflix drama Maniac.