New ‘No Time To Die’ Featurette: Meet Rami Malek’s Villain

A new clip released by MGM today finally gives us a closer look at 007’s latest foe in the upcoming Bond film, No Time To Die. Safin, played by Oscar and Emmy winner Rami Malek, is a mysterious masked villain who seems willing to go to terrifying lengths to get what he wants. Though what those lengths are and what he wants to continue to remain a mystery.

“What he wants and what he’s willing to do makes him a very frightening character, both personally to Bond but also on a global level,” Director Cary Joji Fukunaga irritated in the clip. “We both eradicate people to make the world a better place,” Safin says in the clip. “I just want to be a little tidier.” While it looks like his mission seems to be along the lines of population control, similar to Thanos in the MCU or Samuel L Jackson in the first Kingsman film, MGM has been rather tight-lipped regarding plot details.

No Time To Die hits theaters November 20th.

SYNOPSIS: In No Time To Die, Bond (Daniel Craig) 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.



A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.