Knives Out 2 is a sequel to the original movie “Knives Out” which came out in 2019 that had everyone talking about it. The movie was directed and penned by Rian Johnson and produced by Ram Bergman along with Johnson.
The movie features an A-list star cast that comprises Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana De Armas, Daniel Craig, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Toni Collette, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer. Knives Out was well appreciated by the audience and critics alike and was a huge success at the box office collecting over $300 million worldwide. Following its massive success, Netflix inflicted an uproar when the streaming platform obtained the franchise for a whopping $450 million back in 2021 securing the ownership to launch two more sequels.
In case you didn’t know, the streaming giant published the first glimpse of all the new movies Netflix will be launching this year. In the first looks short video it included movies like “The Gray Man,” “The Adam Project,” “Slumberland,” “Spiderhead,” “Enola Holmes 2,” “The School for Good and Evil,” “Carter,” “The Mothership,” and “Knives Out 2,” etc. Given the success of the first movie, it’s no wonder that Netflix decided to sign a deal for two more movies.
Knives Out 2 will have a different title
All this time we have been referring to it as “Knives Out 2” but guess what? The upcoming sequel will have a different title. Speaking with Digital Spy, director Rian Johnson previously stated: “It’s been such a mindfuck, because I sat on the idea for the first one for 10 years, and with this one, I’m starting with a blank page. It’s not really a ‘Knives Out’ sequel. I need to come up with a title for it so I can stop calling it ‘The Knives Out Sequel’ because it’s just Daniel Craig as the same detective with a new cast.” At this point, we’re wondering what the title would be since the director did not reveal anything besides the upcoming sequel having a different title.
When is Knives Out 2 premiering?
Currently, the specific release date for Knives Out 2 is not declared yet but as per Variety, it is expected to arrive around the final quarter of this year.
The Cast of Knives Out 2: Who’s in it?
Viewers will get to see some of the familiar faces in the next installment of the franchise and of course, Knives Out 2 will have its core character Daniel Craig reprising his role as Benoit Blanc, a private detective, and joining him are Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, Jada Pinkett Smith and Ethan Hawke. Currently, we do not know what kind of role this ensemble cast would be playing but it’s anyone’s guess and we’re in for a surprise.
What could happen in Knives Out 2?
Plot details are being kept secret but it’s been speculated that the movie will take place in the Mediterranean, with some parts of filming taking place around Greece.
Back in November 2019, before the first movie “Knives Out” even came out, director Rian Johnson had always foreknown it would be expanding into a franchise. “I’ll tell you, the truth is I had such a great time working with Daniel Craig and I had so much fun doing this on every level, from writing it to making it,” Johnson confessed in September 2019 promptly after the movie’s TIFF world premiere. “I’ve never really been interested in doing sequels, but this, the idea of doing more of these with Daniel as his character, is not sequels. It’s just what Agatha Christie did. It’s just coming up with a whole new mystery, a whole new location, all new cast, whole new mechanics of the appeal of a mystery and everything. It’d be a blast.”
In another interview with SiriusXM in February 2020, Johnson said that he wasn’t keen on writing for the sequel Knives Out 2. “There’s so many different things you can do with it. And that’s what’s fun about it. You look at Agatha Christie’s books and it’s not like every single one is a mansion, a library, and a detective. Besides setting, she also explored a bunch of different subgenres. She found a different narrative way into each of them.” A lot is happening here and like the first movie, the upcoming sequel is going to be a canon.
Newly joined cast Dave Bautista also briefly explained about the characters in an interview back in August 2021. He said: “I really think it’s going to be as good, if not better, than the first one. I’m always afraid to say that because I don’t want anybody to get offended saying that we’re going to be better, but I really do think this.
“I think the characters are just so much more colourful,” he added. “I think people are really going to dig this. The characters are just so great. They’re so different.”