Daniel Craig may have said goodbye to 007 with No Time to Die, but he’s set to reprise another fun role—that of Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson’s upcoming Knives Out 2. We know the film has been shooting for a while, and the great news is, we have a release window.
Variety reports that the sequel to Knives Out is expected to hit Netflix in the last quarter of 2022. We don’t have any specific release date yet, but it’s speculated that it’s eyeing a release at an upcoming film festival.
As of now, we don’t know what the plot of the Knives Out sequel could be, but we should expect Benoit Blanc to once again be on the case to solve… something. If Rian Johnson is known for anything, it’s trying to subvert expectations, and it would just be too boring if this turned out to be another whodunit.
That being said, the first one was a fun subversion of the whodunit genre, so maybe the sequel could be a tribute to another genre of movies as well?
Craig is the only returning cast member from the first film, but Johnson has managed to assemble another star-studded cast for the sequel. This time around, the movie will have a cast list which includes Kathryn Hahn, Ethan Hawke, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monae, Edward Norton, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, and Leslie Odom Jr. Even if we do have a new cast, I would love a small update on Ana de Armas’ character from the first movie.
No official release date has been set for the Knives Out sequel, but expect it to hit Netflix near the end of 2022.