The news of Knives Out getting a second part, won’t come as a shock to many. Why?Because the first part of the film bagged a lot of good reviews. It also has a groundbreaking rating so it was obvious that the director will go on with the second part. And this is exactly what happened because Rian Johnson has confirmed Knives Out 2.
Ever since this confirmation news went viral, there have been many rumors about the film. So we decided to do some digging, and here is everything that you need to know about Knives out 2’s release date, star-studded cast, and even the plot.
Without any further delay, let’s begin.
Release Date: When is Knives Out 2 coming out?
There hasn’t been any other news other than the confirmation. Even the name isn’t out yet, it is just called Knives Out 2 colloquially.
The production team has not announced anything regarding the film’s release, which means that the movie is still being filmed. But we can always estimate the time so here are our assumptions.
The team started filming in June which means till December all this will be wrapped up. Editing and other things take approximately 7 to 8 months. So if our calculations are right then the sequel will come out in late 2022 or early 2023.
Rumors about the movie
Right after Johnson’s announcement, many reporters started publishing false news which led to a lot of confusion among fans.
The film was first greenlit by Lionsgate, but some time later it was revealed that Lionsgate is no longer a member of the production team. This credible news seemed like a rumor to many, but it was true.
With this came the news of Johnson joining hands with Netflix for knives out 2. This was true too, and there are multiple reasons for it. Due to the pandemic, if the film is not able to do well in theatres then Netflix subscribers can save the film from flopping. A very nice strategic move of Johnson. And the other reason is the budget that Netflix provides.
Will the same cast come back for the renewal?
Johnson’s films are famous for their star-studded cast, so naturally, this time too fans are expecting a cast full of hit actors.
For sure, lead actor Daniel Craig will be starring as Benoit Blanc, around which the story will revolve. But who else will be in the film?
Since May every week, we have been getting news about new cast members. At one point it seemed like even the official pages were lying about but it turns out they were not. We indeed are getting a lot of stars in the new film. A few well-known names include Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Ethan Hawke, and Jada Pinkett Smith. All of their characters have not been disclosed yet.
There might be some other guest appearances too, but we will only find out 2 to 3 months before the film goes on air.
Fans are very eager to know more details about the new film, but they are also aware that Johnson never disappoints and the long wait will surely be worth it.
What is the story of Knives Out 2?
Johnson has not revealed anything yet, but hopefully, we will get to know about it more in later months.
However, in some interviews, he said that the sequel will revolve around the character of Benoit Blanc and his mysterious cases. One thing that is for sure is that the Thombrey family is not coming back.
The film will be set in Greece and not in New England, plus Benoit Blanc will explore a different kind of murder mystery. So if you are expecting a similar plot to that of the first film then this is your sign to stop, because the director himself said this.
Is there any trailer?
No, the film that was supposed to start filming in 2020 got delayed due to the pandemic. If it wasn’t for the virus we would have had the trailer by now.
But covid 19 got in the way, and things couldn’t go as planned. Up till now, there is no official trailer or even a teaser by Johnson yet, but fans are hopeful that in a couple of months the team will drop something interesting.
Moreover, there are two planned sequels for Knives Out, meaning in some years Johnson will also be releasing ‘Knives out 3”. But that is a discussion for another day.
With that being said, that was all that you needed to know about the new upcoming film knives out 2.