007 star Daniel Craig, director Cary Fukunaga and the Bond 25 crew were out and about in the sunshine today shooting across a number of central London locations, including Whitehall, where Daniel filmed a scene with a classic Aston Martin V8, first seen in a Bond film in 1987’s The Living Daylights. Photo credit: Nicola Dove ©2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Rami Malek’s Bond Villain Revealed in new No Time to Die Posters

Yesterday we got the teaser. Tomorrow we’ll get the trailer. Today, we get a bunch of new posters from No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the venerable Bond franchise. The new posters give us a look at our main characters—minus a Ralph Fiennes’ M here and a Naomie Harris’s Moneypenny there. Who we do have are James Bond himself (Daniel Craig, obviously), Léa Seydoux’s Madeline Swann, Ana de Armas’s new character Paloma, Lashana Lynch’s Nomi (also a new character), Ben Whishaw’s Q, and our first look at Rami Malek’s villain Safin.

Let’s take a look at these posters, in which nary a character smiles, but every one of them looks prepared to do what they must to survive. For Whishaw’s Q, the look is more a quizzical “I’ll use technology to best you” vibe.

Ben Whishaw is Q in 'No Time to Die.' Courtesy MGM.
Ben Whishaw is Q in ‘No Time to Die.’ Courtesy MGM.
Daniel Craig is James Bond in 'No Time to Die.' Courtesy MGM.
Daniel Craig is James Bond in ‘No Time to Die.’ Courtesy MGM.
007 star Daniel Craig, director Cary Fukunaga and the Bond 25 crew were out and about in the sunshine today shooting across a number of central London locations, including Whitehall, where Daniel filmed a scene with a classic Aston Martin V8, first seen in a Bond film in 1987’s The Living Daylights. Photo credit: Nicola Dove ©2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Rami Malek is Safin in ‘No Time to Die.’ Courtesy MGM
Léa Seydoux is Madeleine Swann in 'No Time to Die.' Courtesy MGM.
Léa Seydoux is Madeleine Swann in ‘No Time to Die.’ Courtesy MGM.
Lashana Lynch is Nomi in 'No Time to Die.' Courtesy MGM.
Lashana Lynch is Nomi in ‘No Time to Die.’ Courtesy MGM.
Ana de Armas is Paloma in 'No Time to Die.' Courtesy MGM.
Ana de Armas is Paloma in ‘No Time to Die.’ Courtesy MGM.

There’s plenty of reason to be excited for No Time to Die, including the above cast, the fact that Cary Joji Fukunaga is your director, and that he wrote the script alongside Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, and the great Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Here’s the official synopsis from MGM:

In 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.

No Time to Die hits theaters on April 8, 2020.

Featured image: 007 star Daniel Craig, director Cary Fukunaga and the Bond 25 crew were out and about in the sunshine today shooting across a number of central London locations, including Whitehall, where Daniel filmed a scene with a classic Aston Martin V8, first seen in a Bond film in 1987’s The Living Daylights. Photo credit: Nicola Dove ©2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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