The studio is now looking for either a Black British or African actor, 30-45, to portray a “tough, dangerous and mysterious” villain.
This new update seems to eliminate Red Guardian and any other Russian villain from contention.
It still leaves someone like the Taskmaster in play, but at this point it really could be anyone.
The film will still feature a second female lead, an older European male and female and the “bookish” male for which the studio is seeking a Paul Dano-type.
The studio had been meeting with talent for the second female lead (a “kick ass female Bond”), though at this time nobody has signed on for for the role.