Craig’s name is Daniel Craig. You’ve most likely heard of it. Though the award-nominated actor has been quick to impress in a variety of distinguished dramatic films over the years. This includes Layer Cake, Munich, Road to Perdition, 2011’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Logan Lucky, and Knives Out. The action star became a household name when he became the world’s most famous superspy.
Certainly, Daniel Craig is a talented actor. It will be intriguing to watch where the globe-trotting celebrity will go with the next stage of his diversified career — particularly with his grueling days as 007 entering its long-awaited sunset. That being said, here’s what the current Bond actor has planned for the future:
No time to die (Completed)
It’s fair to say that No Time to Die has taken its time getting to the big screen. The long-awaited 25th Bond film has been hampered – quite seriously — by numerous setbacks and delays from, well, pretty much the beginning, resulting in a protracted wait for Daniel Craig’s final turn as 007. But the horizon is approaching. The action film is set to be released on September 30th in the United Kingdom and October 8th in the United States. So we’ll have to wait a little longer to catch up with everyone’s favorite license to kill-wielding martini aficionado in this latest adventure.
No Time to Die will have both returning performers and newbies including Daniel Craig as the inimitable James Bond. Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes will all reprise their prior roles. While Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, and Lashana Lynch will make their Bond debuts.
No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) and co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag). The drama is packed with talent on both sides of the camera, which speaks well for the film’s expected excellence. But it’s difficult to predict how this one will do. Fans embraced the cool energy of Casino Royale and Skyfall. But they were just as eager to criticize Quantum of Solace and Spectre (which, IMO, aren’t that terrible). This film will, for better or worse, bridge the gap and determine the fate of Daniel Craig’s Bond legacy. So, you know… no stress. Bond is back in action after a series of setbacks. Let’s hope this one finishes on a high note.
Knives Out 2 (Pre-Production)
Knives Out became a big smash when it came out in 2019. This offers Rian Johnson another chance to create a hugely entertaining genre-bender. While also allowing Daniel Craig another chance to play up his star power with another Southern twang accent. The end outcome was a smashing success. As a result, this is unlikely to be Craig and Johnson’s final cooperation.
The A-list actor and the well-known writer-director will create two more Knives Out sequels. According to a massive agreement signed by Netflix, each partner allegedly receives a $100 million payment. Oh my God! That is a substantial sum of money.
So, yes, it’s hardly shocking that Daniel Craig would reprise his accent and solve another murder case — or two — for the streaming service.
Details on the Knives Out sequel are few, but we do know that the cast is shaping up to be another star-studded event. A murder’s row of talent if you will. Along with Craig resuming his role as Detective Benoit Blanc, the Knives Out 2 ensemble will include Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, and Leslie Odom Jr. in unspecified roles. And they are only the well-known names that have been disclosed at this moment. We may expect additional celebrities to join this highly anticipated project as it progresses.
However, it does not appear like any of the original cast members will return, while Ana de Armas is eager to return.
Knives Out 2 (the unofficial title) is in early pre-production and is set to begin filming later this summer. More information will be released in the coming days.
The Creed of Violence (Announced)
We haven’t seen another film directed by Todd Field in much too long. The director of In the Bedroom and Little Children hasn’t created a new film since the latter is 2006, and we’re overdue for a third feature from the underappreciated storyteller. With The Creed of Violence, a cinematic version of Boston Teran’s 2009 novel of the same name, we may finally get that long-awaited sequel.
The Creed of Violence would follow Daniel Craig as Rawbone. He is the one who goes from Texas to Mexico with a young government agent to stop a smuggling gang in 1910. However, he has done everything against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution.
With the content and talent involved, it certainly seems like the kind of dramatic film that would reintroduce the action star to his character-driven origins. Previously a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, The Creed of Violence has the potential to be a significant film.
Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether The Creed of Violence will proceed. Todd Field’s third film. This has been planned to begin production in the spring of 2020. It may become another project that fell through the cracks owing to the pandemic, which would be a huge pity if true.
It would be another failed collaboration between Field and Daniel Craig, particularly considering they were previously going to film Purity for Showtime. This also looks to be dead in the water. The Creed of Violence will hopefully come together someday, but there’s no assurance that it will. Will someone, at the very least, allow Field to create another film?
Knives Out 3 (Announced)
Netflix has acquired the rights to not one, but two sequels to Knives Out. This implies that a Knives Out 3 is expected shortly. With all of the current attention being focused on Knives Out 2. However, nothing has been known about the possible sequel, other than that Craig would reprise his role as Benoit Blanc. The most likely in an altogether new setting with an entirely new supporting cast. Daniel Craig hasn’t revealed any new projects as of yet. But it’ll be interesting to watch what the actor does now that his James Bond period is over.
Daniel Craig hasn’t had many opportunities to break out as a serious actor in recent years. His strong commitments to the Bond franchise and the fresh Knives Out series. Craig, on the other hand, continues to work on a smaller scale. At least with a few recent projects, including one feature that flew under the radar.
Daniel Craig, in particular, stole the show in Steven Soderbergh’s Southern-fried caper dramedy Logan Lucky. Finally given the chance to let loose and have some fun. This English actor played Joe Bang, a cunning fugitive con guy, in one of his funniest performances.
The actor also appeared as Father Anton Streza in two episodes of Amazon Prime’s outrageous comedic series, Comrade Detective. Craig also co-starred in the love drama Kings with Halle Berry, which opened to mixed reviews at TIFF in 2017. But it came out quietly in 2018.
Now that Daniel Craig has officially retired as James Bond. This established talent will hopefully find more opportunities to expand his dramatic abilities or tickle his humorous bone. t’s also worth mentioning that he hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time last year.