Are you ready for the next James Bond movie? I am.
And the new villain is gonna be, reportedly, that most dastardly thing of all: eco-friendly.
The Sun reports:
As the plot is shrouded in secrecy, it is not clear what the villain is plotting to do or how 007 confronts him.
[Bond’s] unnamed nemesis – nicknamed Greenfinger by insiders – has a lair powered by an algae farm and with a Zen garden.
Perhaps he’ll do eco things like suspend himself from a bridge just before a national debate, and cost the city millions of dollars.
Aw, dang it:
This idiotic stunt is costing Texans millions of dollars and putting lives at risk. @ABC, every Democratic candidate participating in the debate tonight should be asked about whether or not they support such reckless behavior. https://t.co/Pxpsr8fyoy
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 12, 2019
For now, mum’s the word. Except the eco thing:
Director Cary Joji Fukunaga is so keen to keep the plot under wraps he has reportedly filmed three endings. But an eco-friendly villain would be a Bond first. One theory is that algae blooms can produce deadly toxins.
One source told The Sun Bond’s Enemy #1 will be played by Rami Malek, who won an Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody. And he’s into slime:
[A] source said: “The baddie’s lair apparently has a giant algae farm.
“Something like that would look very sinister and green so will look great on the screen.”
“Quite how it will impact Bond only the scriptwriters can know but fans will be keen to find out.”
As reported by The Daily Wire, Rami explained to The Mirror he was excited to be in the film, but he demanded his Middle Eastern character not be an Islamic terrorist:
“It’s a great character and I’m very excited,” Malek told The Mirror earlier this year. “But that was one thing that I discussed with [director] Cary Fukunaga. I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. That’s not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out’. But that was clearly not his vision. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist.”
Rami said he’s Egyptian, and he wants only positive representations of his people:
“I am Egyptian. I grew up listening to Egyptian music. I loved Omar Sharif,” Malek said. “These are my people. I feel so gorgeously tied to the culture and the human beings that exist there.”
Unfortunately — and, perhaps, yet unbeknownst to the actor — the fact that he’s the villain will mean he’s a mass murderer.
And murdering people for reasons other than religion doesn’t make it any better.
Still, I’m really looking forward to Casino RoyAl Gore.
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