New James Bond Star Ana De Armas Rumoured To Be Next Bond Girl
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Cuban actor Ana de Armas has joined the cast of the forthcoming 25th James Bond film - and already she's hotly tipped to be our new Bond girl.
After the casting news was announced in a live reveal from Jamaica, Bond fans flocked to social media with their seal of approval.
One person tweeted: "OMG YES NEXT @007 Bond Girl @ana_d_Amas cannot wait."
Another added: "Ok, this is EPIC."
Someone else said: "Congratulations @Ana_d_Armas."
A fourth simply wrote: "#bestbondgirlever."
A warm welcome to Ana De Armas (@Ana_d_Armas) who joins #BOND25 pic.twitter.com/qD2RZiIlIl
- James Bond (@007) April 25, 2019
Others simply commented to imply Bond was punching with de Armas as a new love interest.
One said: "It´s time to change James... Daniel Craig could be the grand father..."
Another wrote: "Conventionally beautiful and way too young for Daniel Craig. Yep she's the Bond Girl."
The film will be de Armas' second with actor Daniel Craig, who she's set to star alongside in crime film Knives Out later this year.
She also previously featured as Joi in 2017's neo-noir hit, Blade Runner 2049, a role that landed her a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, along with the likes of black comedy War Dogs and 2015 horror Knock Knock.
Alongside de Armas, new cast members include Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Lashana Lynch.
Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Léa Seydoux will also be reprising their respective roles as M, Tanner, Q, Moneypenny and Dr Madeleine Swann.
But there's someone else we're particularly excited about, as it looks like recent Oscar-winner Rami Malek will also become the new Bond villain, having said at the film's launch (via a pre-recorded message from New York) that he wouldn't be letting Bond have an easy ride.
Speaking on Good Morning America immediately after the big reveal, Malek also said: "It's thrilling. It's something so many generations have grown up with. You watch it with one of your parents, and then you just keep watching, one right after the other. They're timeless movies.
"This is such a perfect follow-up, I think, to Bohemian Rhapsody [in which Malek played Queen frontman Freddie Mercury]. You know, going from one iconic Brit to an iconic British franchise."
Asked if he had taken inspiration from any 'other Bond villains', he added: "I've liked them all. I thought Javier Bardem did such a good job in Skyfall, and Christoph Waltz - all of them have just been indelible."
Of course, we've not been given a title yet - that's coming much further down the line, apparently.
Bond 25 is set for release in April 2020.