Upcoming Daniel Craig Movies We Are Excited About

November 15, 2018
6 min read

Daniel Craig is an English actor. He trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, before beginning his career on stage. His film debut was in the drama ‘The Power of One’ in 1992. Other early appearances were in the historical television war drama ‘Sharpe’s Eagle’ in 1993, Disney family film ‘A Kid in King Arthur’s Court’ in 1995, the drama serial ‘Our Friends in the North’ in 1996 and the biographical film ‘Elizabeth’ in 1998.

His appearances in the British television film ‘Love Is the Devil : Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon’ in 1998, the indie war film ‘The Trench’ in 1999, and the drama ‘Some Voices’ in 2000 attracted the film industry’s attention. This led to roles in bigger productions such as the action film ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ in 2001, the crime thriller ‘Road to Perdition’ in 2002, the crime thriller ‘Layer Cake’ in 2004, and the Steven Spielberg historical drama ‘Munich’ in 2005.

He achieved international fame when chosen as the sixth actor to play the role of Ian Fleming’s British secret agent character James Bond in the film series, taking over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005. His debut film as Bond, ‘Casino Royale’, was released internationally in November 2006 and was highly acclaimed, earning him a BAFTA award nomination. ‘Casino Royale’ became the highest-grossing in the series at the time. ‘Quantum of Solace’ followed two years later. His third Bond film, ‘Skyfall’, premiered in 2012 and is currently the highest-grossing film in the series and the twentieth highest-grossing film of all time; it was also the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom until 2015. His fourth Bond film, ‘Spectre’, premiered in 2015. He also made a guest appearance as Bond in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, alongside Queen Elizabeth II.

Since taking the role of Bond, he has continued to star in other films, including the fantasy film ‘The Golden Compass’ in 2007, World War II film ‘Defiance’ in 2008, science fiction western ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ in 2011, the English-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s mystery thriller ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ in 2011, and the heist film ‘Logan Lucky’ in 2017.

With that said, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Daniel Craig movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. We know what he is working on. So, without waiting any further, here’s the list of the new and latest upcoming films of Daniel Craig that we hope are as good as some of his recent films.

1. The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ is an upcoming American comedy zombie film, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, Tilda Swinton and Caleb Landry Jones. In March 2018, Bill Murray announced that he was set to costar in a film, alongside Daniel Craig and Rosie Perez, to be written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Speaking of the project, Murray stated:

“It’s a zombie movie. Jim Jarmusch has written a zombie script that’s so hilarious and it has a cast of great actors: Rosie Perez, Daniel Craig. It’s titled The Dead Don’t Die, and it shoots over the summer. But, no, I will not play a zombie.”

In July 2018, it was announced that Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Chloë Sevigny, Austin Butler, Steve Buscemi and Tilda Swinton had been cast in the film alongside Murray. Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan would produce the film, while Focus Features will distribute the film. Caleb Landry Jones joined the cast later in the month. Principal photography began in July 2018 in New York City.

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2. Knives Out (2019)

‘Knives Out’ is an upcoming mystery crime film written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film was announced in September 2018, with Daniel Craig starring in the film, to be directed by Rian Johnson. The film was sold to distributors during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

In October 2018, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Toni Collette joined the cast. In November 2018, Christopher Plummer, Jaeden Lieberher, Katherine Langford, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, and Raúl Castillo joined the cast. Filming began on October 30, 2018, and will shoot in Boston. Filming will also occur in the United Kingdom.

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3. Bond 25 (2020)

‘Bond 25’, the next James Bond movie, is an upcoming spy thriller being directed by Cary Fukunaga. Expected to hit screens in 2020, the movie has Daniel Craig reprising his role as the ruthless double agent James Bond in what is supposed to be his fifth and final performance. ‘Bond 25’ will be the twenty-fifth film in the James Bond series produced by EON Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

A lot of speculation is rife regarding the cast of the movie. Except for the fact that Daniel Craig will be reprising his titular role, everything else remains unconfirmed. It is also likely that Naomi Harris will reprise her role as Miss Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q and Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner. Sources have been claiming that Helena Bonham Carter is producers’ first choice for the main villain in ‘Bond 25’. Angelina Jolie had previously been rumored to star in the movie. Latest sources claim that Benedict Cumberbatch might also have a role in ‘Bond 25’. Though with Fukunaga replacing Boyle, we can see some major changes in the cast.

Just like the cast of the movie, the plot is still unknown. Speculations regarding the premise of the movie are rife since multiple people seem to be involved in scripting of the screenplay of the movie. In April 2017 Barbara Broccoli mentioned that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade had drafted ‘Bond 25’ and were ready to write a script. On July 24 2017, writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were officially announced to be returning, along with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Later in May 2018, it was confirmed that the film will have an original screenplay by John Hodge.

In July 2017, it was announced that the film would be released in the United States on 8 November 2019, with the early release in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2019. But with Fukunaga taking over the film from Boyle, the release date has been shifted further to February, 2020.

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