Star Wars is ramping up for a lot of changes soon. Since the JJ Abrams-masterminded new trilogy concluded with The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, Lucasfilm has been experimenting with some new takes on their most valuable IP. Since The Mandalorian became far and away their biggest and most beloved hit as a series on the Disney+ streaming platform, it is not surprising they have begun to steer more and more of their productions into that format and pick up as many stars as they can along the way. According to our trusted and proven sources, one of the biggest stars in the world, Daniel Craig, has been cast in a new Star Wars series.
For what it is worth, Daniel Craig is in just as much of a period of change as Star Wars. With his run as James Bond now finished with No Time to Die, he is in the unenviable spot as all former 007s, seeing if there is indeed life after Bond. While Craig does have a starring role in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out and its potential as a series locked down, it makes logical sense for a star to leap from one enormous franchise to another.
It also helps that Lucasfilm is currently massively expanding its offerings from a galaxy far, far away, which leaves a lot of potential roles for Daniel Craig in Star Wars. While we do not currently know which series Craig might have been cast in, there are a number of options. It is entirely possible that he will have some role in the upcoming Diego Luna Andor series; as a Rogue One prequel examining the dirtier, more morally ambiguous espionage side of the Rebellion, it could be a good fit to slot in 007 himself.
However, that could also be pretty on the nose. There is also Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka series, which takes place in the same timeframe as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett and follows the popular Clone Wars character. It would be pretty easy to imagine a villainous Daniel Craig in an Imperial officer’s uniform, so that is a possibility too. We are not going to fan-cast Daniel Craig as Star Wars supervillain Grand Admiral Thrawn just yet, but we are just saying we can see it.
But then, Daniel Craig could be cast in a Star Wars series with less known details. The Rangers of the New Republic will follow a group of X-Wing pilots in that same post-Return of the Jedi timeframe as The Mandalorian, and there is a lot of space for a roguishly handsome British starfighter there. There’s the Acolyte series, set hundreds of years before the original trilogy, which reportedly will be a mystery thriller; Daniel Craig could use those Knives Out detective skills in a Star Wars series.
Jude Law was just announced to be leading Skeleton Crew, with Spider-Man director Jon Watts creating and executive producing. It would not at all be surprising for Daniel Craig to be getting his very own Star Wars series that we do not even know about yet, given Disney and Lucasfilm’s rep for secrecy. We will just have to wait and see.