Though some fans of The Last Jedi were eager to see him take on his next Star Wars project, director Rian Johnson has pushed ahead to helm a sequel to his original film, Knives Out. The film has just wrapped, and Johnson has announced it online.
Here’s the post from Johnson:
We just wrapped production on the next Benoit Blanc mystery and also I finally watched Annette and holy shit it’s amazing. Sending so much love and gratitude to our INCREDIBLE crew and cast and Leos Carax!
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) September 13, 2021
As of now, we don’t know what the plot of the film is, but some are expecting another murder-mystery with Benoit Blanc on the case. With Johnson’s penchant for subverting expectations though, we should expect something a bit more different this time around when it comes to story.
If I were to guess, Johnson could be paying homage to another genre this time around. With the first film being a ‘whodunit’ type of story, I’m guessing that the sequel could be alluding to another story trope. What about a heist film?
As someone who really liked The Last Jedi, it’s great to see Johnson has kept working. With Johnson becoming a lightning rod for toxic members of the Star Wars fandom, I’m hoping he can get back to SW soon, as I thought he really dug deep and understood the core concepts of the franchise.
Besides Daniel Craig coming back to reprise the role of Benoit Blanc, the movie has gathered quite the cast. The list includes actors like Jessica Henwick, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, and Ethan Hawke.
No release date has been set for the Knives Out sequel, but the film is expected to come out sometime in 2022.