Daniel Craig Reprises Benoit Blanc Role in Rian Johnson’s ‘Wake Up Dead Man

Benoit Blanc (T-Street Productions)

Since the announcement of Rian Johnson’s next Knives Out mystery, Wake Up Dead Man, fans have speculated that Benoit Blanc’s latest case could be significantly darker than his previous adventure in 2022’s Glass Onion.

Our first glimpse of Daniel Craig as the famed detective in this third installment only adds to that speculation. Johnson shared a moody black-and-white photo on Twitter (now X) to commemorate the first day of filming.

Benoit Blanc and Daniel Craig (T-Street Productions)

In the image, Craig’s Blanc is seen wearing a three-piece suit, with long hair and a pensive expression—quite the departure from his laid-back, island attire in the last film.

Johnson’s cryptic caption, “see you on the other side,” hints at a potential supernatural twist in the story. The title Wake Up Dead Man further fuels this theory, suggesting themes that might explore beyond the typical murder mystery.

While the plot remains a secret, Wake Up Dead Man is described as Blanc’s “most dangerous mystery yet.” The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Josh O’Connor, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, Glenn Close, Kerry Washington, Josh Brolin, Thomas Haden Church, Jeremy Renner, and Mila Kunis.

As we eagerly await more details, it’s clear that this latest chapter in the Knives Out series promises to be a thrilling and possibly eerie ride. We’ll discover why Benoit Blanc is looking so serious, whether supernatural elements play a role, and uncover the mystery when Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery debuts on Netflix in 2025.