With the conclusion of the first film being so successful, writer-director Rian Johnson is working on a Knives Out sequel.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at Lionsgate’s pre-Golden Globes party, Johnson expressed interest in directing a sequel for Knives Out. As described by the director, the sequel would focus on the unique detective Benoit Blanc investigating a new case.
I don’t know about a Looper sequel, but a Knives Out one, instead. It would be so great to get together with Daniel Craig again on another Benoit Blanc mystery, with a new cast and new location, just like Christie did with Poirot.Rian Johnson
Ram Bergman, Johnson’s producing partner, went on to add that ‘Daniel Craig had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more.’ It’s no surprise, especially as the character of Benoit Blanc is a stylistic, unique, and fun role to watch.
Knives Out sat with a domestic tally of $130.7M and a whopping $247M worldwide securing that a sequel would be well-worth exploring. Not to mention that it outgrossed Star Wars: The Last Jedi in China, which Rian Johnson also directed.
With a high-end cast, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Michael Shannon, and Toni Collette, Knives Out was easily unmissable. Currently, it sits on three Golden Globe awards: best comedy/musical pictures, best comedy/musical actor (Daniel Craig) and best comedy/musical actress (Ana de Armas).
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As of right now, the sequel hasn’t been greenlit by Lionsgate. However, the outrageous success of the first film, both financially and critically, means an inevitable sequel. A sequel would be perfect for Craig as he concludes his final portrayal of James Bond in the upcoming No Time To Die.
It looks like a sequel is all too possible, but let us know down in the comments what you thought of Knives Out.