Bond 25 casts Rami Malek and announces its first plot details

Old 007 hands Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright and Naomie Harris are also back for the still-unnamed movie.

After the casting news was announced in a live reveal from Jamaica, Bond fans flocked to social media with their seal of approval.

It'll be shot in Jamaica, Norway, Italy and London's Pinewood Studios.

The new cast members include Dali Benssalah, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Ana De Armas and Billy Magnussen.

Broccoli echoed those sentiments when she said, "We've got quite a ride in store for Mr. Bond".

The first 007 film, Dr No, produced by Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, Fleming's sixth novel, filmed on location in Jamaica in 1962 starring Sean Connery.

Broccoli allowed that the start of the film will see Bond off active duty, living in a house which 500 local workers have been constructing in recent weeks: its construction was shown at the end of the stream.

Though he hasn't outright confirmed his part in Bond 25, Malek was asked to describe his character in one word while on Thursday's Good Morning America. "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 risky new technology", it reads.

Speculation had arisen over the last few years that Craig would be replaced for the 25th Bond film, having previously starred in Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. Daniel Craig must be shaking into his vodka martini.

If we were to venture a guess, the structure shown in the photo below is probably be the corner of the world that James and Madeline will call home at the beginning of Bond 25.

He becomes the first ever American to helm an official Bond film.

The Playlist, an industry news site, reported that Scott Z. Burns has been hired to rewrite the original script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. And now that filming is about to begin, director Cary Joji Fukunaga and crew officially revealed the rest of the cast for this movie that doesn't even have a name yet.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer will release Bond 25 on April 8, 2020 in the US. Maniac's Cary Fukunaga directs.

  • Jacqueline Ellis