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Rami Malek and Ben Whishaw to star alongside Daniel Craig in 'Bond 25'

The hit spy franchise will be the last outing for Craig as 007

2019-04-25

The full cast of Bond 25 has been revealed but no name as of yet.

It was already reported that the upcoming movie – which is set to be the 25th James Bond film in the franchise – will feature Daniel Craig as the iconic 007 for one last outing.

But no more information was revealed until today.

While speaking from author and creator Ian Fleming’s villa in Jamaica, it was reported that Bohemian Rhapsody and former Attitude cover star Rami Malek will go head-to-head against Craig in the new movie as the villain.

Malek teased in a video link: “I promise you all I will be making sure Mr Bond doesn’t have an easy ride in this, his 25th outing.”

The teaser also announced a number of returning characters including Ben Whishaw as Q, Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Lea Seydoux as Dr Madeleine Swann.

Newcomers included Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik and Lashana Lynch.

The film has faced a number of obstacles since it was announced after original director Danny Boyle left the project over creative differences.

But it has now been revealed that Cary Joji Fukunaga is now at the helm making him the first American to direct an official Bond film.

He said: “I want to make sure this run of films – which have been fantastic – have a really great next chapter and keep upping the ant so whoever’s next has a tough job.”

Fleabag and Killing Eve writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge was also confirmed to have joined the writing team to help finish the script.

The film is set for release April next year.