Q: What's Daniel Craig doing now that he's no longer James Bond?

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Given Craig's outspokenness about growing tired of repeatedly playing the same character, legendary super-spy James Bond, many were surprised to see the Brit jump right back into another ongoing franchise. Most of his time these days is taken up playing Benoit Blanc in the Knives Out franchise.

If you didn't see it, the 2019 smash "Knives Out" featured Craig and his over-the-top southern accent as Benoit Blanc, a private investigator whose involvement in the case of a murdered rich patriarch is itself a mystery.

Following that film's success, the producers immediately booked Craig for its sequel (due out later this year). Now there are rumors of a third.

Shortly after the release of the first film, Craig told Entertainment Weekly that, unlike with Bond, he'd be more than happy to continue as Blanc.

"I'd be over the moon," Craig said. "I mean, I'd do anything for Rian [Johnson, the film's writer and director]. If he writes something, I'll do it. Of course I will. Why wouldn't I? I had a ton of fun doing it. You aim for that every time; you aim for that to work out."

That's not all he's doing, of course. He was recently on Broadway as the titular character in an updated reconstruction of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and he may or may not be starring in another big-screen action film, "The Creed of Violence," an adaptation of the historical novel by Boston Teran.

That film was announced back in 2019 as Craig's next project after wrapping the last Bond film in 2020. Of course, the pandemic happened and everyone's carefully planned schedules fell apart. Nothing's been heard of this film since.


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