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Daniel Craig Will Return in Knives Out 3, Director Rian Johnson Has Begun Writing the Script

Daniel Craig Will Return in Knives Out 3

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery writer and director Rian Johnson has already started writing for the third movie of the Knives Out movie series. Knives Out came out in 2019 and its sequel in 2022. Benoit Blanc played by Daniel Craig is said to return in Knives Out 3.

Rian Johnson on the set of Glass Onion
Rian Johnson on the set of Glass Onion

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The sequel is already out and has been receiving praise from both the critics and the viewers. It has a 94% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Daniel Craig’s Role in Knives Out Series as Benoit Blanc

Daniel Craig plays Benoit Blanc, a private detective in Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion. The first movie, a closed-door mansion mystery, follows the events of the death of Harlan Thrombey, the patriarch of a wealthy dysfunctional family. When the renowned crime novelist was found dead at his estate due to an unknown reason just after his 85th birthday, the detective was secretly appointed to investigate this mysterious case.

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Glass Onion
Glass Onion

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In the sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Daniel Craig reprises his role again as the famous detective, Benoit Blanc who gets hired by the twin of Cassandra Brand, Helen Brand. The latter was found dead in her garage committing suicide as per the officials. At first, it was stated that she took her own life due to losing her company in a court battle, but her twin said that she was not the type of person to take her own life and was convinced that her sister was murdered. Now, enters Benoit Blanc who later goes on to solve the mystery when he was invited to the private island of Miles Bron, a tech billionaire along with Bron’s five friends.

Daniel Craig Set to Return in Knives Out 3

Rian Johnson was rather busy writing the scripts of the Knives Out sequel and his reported Star Wars project. But when asked about lies ahead, in an interview with Wired, Rian Johnson stated that he has already started working on the third Knives Out movie. He claimed,


“So much of what I’m trying to do, because I’m starting to write the next one, is really just about trying to clear my head and think about what’s on my mind right now. Hopefully that translates in some way to what’s on all of our minds right now in terms of culture.”

Further, when he was asked about the plot, Johnson said, “No. You got any ideas for me?” As the first two movies took place in the spring and summer respectively, it is highly possible that this time around the time frame for the third movie could be in winter, with November as its prime setting.

Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc
Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc

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Rian Johnson also claimed,

I’ve tried hard to make them self-contained. Honestly, I’m pissed off that we have A Knives Out Mystery in the titleThe whole appeal to me is it’s a new novel off the shelf every time”

This means that the third movie will be set in a new location, with new characters and a new plot with Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc as the main protagonist solving the mystery as the private detective. The third film could also explore more about his personal life setting up the chance of a return for Hugh Grant’s character.

Glass Onion is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Source: Wired

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