“I’m not afraid”: Daniel Craig Says He Used His 15 Years of James Bond Training to Prepare for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery


Daniel Craig, the James Bond of our generation is the only respectable one who contributed to actually pulling the Cold War era superspy out from the dredges of the lingering misogynistic ideals of the ’60s. The role made him and it elevated him to a level that can only be recognized as a global phenomenon. However, now that that’s over, it seems he has taken a liking to a parodic version of his famed sleuth characterization.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)

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Daniel Craig and His Role in the Knives Out Mysteries

When the 54-year-old English actor, Daniel Craig, swooped in in all his Southern charm to solve the case of Harlan Thrombey’s death, he stumbles upon a family of dysfunctional misfits who only stand out because of their incredibly signature caricature personalities. The movie, directed by the masterful storyteller, Rian Johnson, puts Craig’s Benoit Blanc in the perfect role as the slick detective who goes on to unravel the house of mysteries that continues to peel its layers.

Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc in Knives Out
Daniel Craig portrays the Southern-accented gentleman detective, Benoit Blanc in Knives Out

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With a second sequel now upcoming in the Netflix-acquired contemporary thriller drama, the audience can only wait as the film brings back the nostalgic re-enaction of the Agatha Christie-esque murder mysteries to life with only a dab of old school feel to the plot and its setting. And as promised, Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc will return in all his snarky glory to solve yet another Knives Out mystery.

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Daniel Craig’s James Bond Training For Glass Onion

When the master spy reveals that he actually utilized his skills acquired during the James Bond era and put them to use in his Knives Out sequel, one automatically knows it’s going to be hilariously good. Not merely because there is an absence of his grim and tragic replication of the 5 films that made up his Bond portfolio, but due to the fact that there is no high-speed world-threatening chase that can make up the plot of a Knives Out mystery.

Daniel Craig is set to return in Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery
Daniel Craig is set to return in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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In fact, what Craig ensures he did with his Bond franchise training is to understand the audience’s perception and put it to use to meet the sky-high expectations that the Christmas movie, Glass Onion now rides on.

“I’ve spent the past 15 years of my life trying to do that in a franchise, so I’m not afraid of it. If you’ve got the right people in the room and the right talent, then you can do it. Rian’s a genius writer and doesn’t want to repeat [himself]. Neither do we want to let people down; we want audiences to enjoy the world that we created in the first one and believe in this one.”

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery premieres on Netflix on 23 December 2022.


Source: Empire


Written by Diya

With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has nearly 1500 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh. Other skills include being the proud owner of an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists.