Daniel Craig's experience playing James Bond prepared him well to take on the role of Benoit Blanc in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Daniel Craig's experience playing James Bond prepared him well to take on the role of Benoit Blanc in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

In Glass Onion, Daniel Craig is reprising his role as the world's most famous detective, Benoit Blanc. This time, he's on the case of a murder mystery that is even more complex and convoluted than the last. With the help of his trusty sidekick, Rian Johnson, they must use their wit, charm, and detective skills to solve the case. As always, Daniel Craig is up for the challenge and he delivers a performance that is both clever and witty. His character is the perfect combination of 007 and Sherlock Holmes, and he is able to navigate the complicated plot

It's no small feat to take something that caught people's imaginations and made them talk about murder mysteries, and do it again without it becoming a pastiche of itself. Thankfully, in his other recently-departed job, Daniel Craig had had plenty experience of meeting, defying, and retooling the audience's expectations. MI6 had trained him well enough to do it again. "I've spent the past 15 years of my life trying to do that in a franchise, so I'm not afraid of it," he says. "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

For Johnson, who returns as writer-director, Glass Onion represented a chance to place Benoit Blanc at the centre of the movie – the doughnut hole, if you will – after having him on the periphery of the Marta-centric plot in Knives Out. And audiences will get a little more insight into the man himself this time – if not through rote exposition. “There’s definitely more Blanc, but it’s not very interesting to me, the notion of building out Benoit’s life,” Johnson explains. “Like

When it was announced that Daniel Craig would be returning to play Benoit Blanc in Knives Out 2: Glass Onion, fans of the first film were thrilled. Craig was superb as the southern detective in the 2019 hit, and it was clear that he had a blast playing the role. Now, in a new interview with Total Film, Craig has revealed the challenges of slipping back into Blanc's Kentucky-fried accent for the sequel. "I went away to work with an accent coach for three or four months before we started shooting [Glass Onion]," Craig reveals.

Empire's October 2022 cover feature is a world-exclusive look at Rian Johnson's upcoming film, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The feature includes never-before-seen images and interviews with Johnson, Craig, and the ensemble cast. Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Lesle Odom Jr. and Janelle Monáe all speak to get the inside scoop on Benoit Blanc's latest case. Glass

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