“We each kill individuals to make the world a greater place. I simply wish to be a bit of tidier.” These are the phrases spoken by Safin, the newest megalomaniacal baddie who James Bond 007 must take down. But regardless of being performed by probably the most attention-grabbing main males in latest reminiscence in a single Rami Malek, the mysterious Bond villain has largely saved to the shadows within the advertising and marketing for No Time to Die—solely coming into the sunshine lengthy sufficient to disclose gnarly scars or an elaborate masks and wig get-up that will work for a Phantom of the Opera film (particularly if it was one directed by Brian de Palma).
However simply who precisely is Safin? We get a couple of new hints within the newest No Time to Die featurette video, which introduces the character in barely higher element with some new footage and dialogue. Malek and the Bond film’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, are additionally available to tease some secrets and techniques in regards to the fiend.
“What I actually wished from Safin was to make him unsettling,” mentioned Malek. “[He’s] considering of himself as being heroic.” This ties into what we’ve already seen in earlier trailers together with his insistence that he’s going to make the world a greater place. Even when it consists of, as seen on this new video, threatening to kill the person Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) loves most.
These are after all imprecise generalities however it guarantees Safin will probably be consistent with a slew of 007 villains who tended to assume they have been saving the world by killing a hell of lots of people. Assume Hugo Drax trying to wipe out 90 % of life on Earth to create a brand new Backyard of Eden for his chosen Arian race in Moonraker, as one instance.