The James Bond film producers announced the cast for the yet unnamed upcoming Bond film, which they now only call Bond 25.
As an old school Ian Fleming aficionado and James Bond fan, the new villain, Rami Malek, who portrayed previously Freddy Mercury and Mr. Robot, is not my idea of a Bond villain.
Like other recent actors who have portrayed Bond villains, such as Mathieu Amalric and Christopher Waltz, Malek is a creepy little guy who is about as menacing as Wiley E. Coyote.
They are good actors, but they are unsuitable as Bond villains. To me, the three actors look more like child molesters than world-class criminals.
Javier Bardem, like the above-mentioned actors, is a fine actor, and he could have portrayed a strong and suitably evil Bond bad guy, but he came off as a somewhat effeminate Joker who escaped from a Batman movie.
(Batman Begins’ bad guy, Liam Neeson, would have made a great Bond villain. In fact, take away the costumes, Batman Begins IS a Bond movie).
Below are photos of the truly villainous and menacing Bond villains, all of whom were created by the late, great Ian Fleming, from the classic Bond films from the 1960s:
And below are photos of the more recent creepy bad guys: