The final chapter of the Daniel Craig James Bond era is almost here, and for this momentous occasion. 007 will find himself clashing with the mysterious Safin. Played by Mr. Robot and Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek. There’s still a lot we don’t know about Safin and his involvement in No Time to Die. But he’s definitely physically distinguishable by the scarring on his face. To the point that he often wears a Japanese Noh mask.
As with any major motion picture. Obviously key details about No Time to Die are still being kept under wraps. Including background on Safin. That being said, it sounds like the creative team on the latest James Bond movie. It didn’t decide to have Safin be scarred just because it looked cool. Neither was the mask he wears that gives off major Phantom of the Opera vibes.
In fact, for director Cary Fukunaga, Safin’s Japanese aesthetics are a combination of both the filmmaker’s. Personal tastes and speaking to where Safin came from. Also speaking with Total Film. Other things we’ve heard about Safin in No Time to Die is that, as producer Barbara Broccoli put it. He’s the one that really gets under Bond’s skin. And Broccoli also called him a real piece of work.