Will Daniel Craig be in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Sequel?

It isn’t easy solving a murder case, especially with this crazy family. Still, Detective Blanc, portrayed by Daniel Craig, is able to sniff out the truth. Is there officially another Knives Out movie in the works? Who will star in this upcoming movie? Here’s what we know about this sequel and its starring cast member, Daniel Craig.

What is ‘Knives Out’ about?

Released during November 2019, Knives Out featured actors like Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis. The film earned multiple Golden Globe nominations. That includes “Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” for Ana de Armas, “Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” for Daniel Craig, and “Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.”

As Rian Johnson’s original murder mystery, Knives Out, tells the story of one detective, detective Blanc, as he solves a case between one family. There’s plenty of twists and turns that left fans asking the question of whodunnit and who this man’s fortune would be left to.

“I have fun playing every part I play,” Daniel Craig said during the New York premiere. I” mean, this is just one of those great opportunities to come and do a fun script with an amazing bunch of people, a lovely, great director, and I’m always out and having fun. I’m never happier than on a movie set.”

Actor Daniel Craig attends the German premiere of the new James Bond movie 'Spectre'
Actor Daniel Craig attends the German premiere of the new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ | Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures

Reportedly, Daniel Craig would return for a ‘Knives Out’ sequel

There’s good news for fans of this recently-released flick. Reportedly, Rian Johnson is working on a sequel to Knives Out that would, again, follow detective Blanc on his path to the truth. Daniel Craig would return for this sequel as the main character and, although not much has been revealed about the plot, some fans are excited about this upcoming film.

“You should point out that it’s not a sequel to Knives Out. It is a new mystery with a new cast that centers Craigs detective. And that’s great news,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Been thinking a lot about who I’d like to see in the #KnivesOut sequel that’s in the works and I’ve only got one clear priority for the next all-star ensemble,” said another Twitter user.

When does the sequel to ‘Knives Out’ premiere in theaters?

Unfortunately for fans of this murder mystery, there’s no official premiere date or cast list for the Knives Out sequel. In the meantime, fans can watch the original movie in theaters, in addition to movies like Avengers: Endgame, Hereditary, Skyfall, and Halloween, which star just a handful of the cast members.

The Hollywood Reporter writes, “Lionsgate has not officially greenlit a Knives Out sequel, but given the film’s $247 million haul worldwide, it could be the beginning of a lucrative franchise for the studio and for Craig as he wraps up his stint portraying James Bond in the upcoming No Time to Die.”

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is now playing in theaters.