Knives Out 2 arrives after the first film’s success, which arrived in cinemas all over the world between the end of November and the beginning of December 2019. Let’s find out what some previews are. As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, first of all, the project jumped from Lionsgate to Netflix, which made an incredible offer to grab the title, already ensuring the confirmation of a second installment to Knives Out.
The first movie, Knives Out, immediately made significant headlines with three Golden Globe nominations, great audience reviews, and excellent critical appreciation. In addition, at the Oscars, the film received a nomination for best screenplay. So even the sequel to Knives Out was somewhat confirmed after the immense success of its first part.
Knives Out 2: Do We Have Any Release Date? Filming Updates
What everyone will be wondering right now is when Knives Out 2 will be released. Unfortunately, it is still early to establish the release date. Although the sequel to the film was announced about a year ago, filming began in Greece only at the end of June, as planned. Before we can know more, it will probably have to pass a few more months. We will keep you informed as soon as a date is set.
Variety has learned exclusively that the highly anticipated sequel is expected to hit theatres and on Netflix in the last quarter of 2022. Furthermore, the film is also likely to be presented at a film festival before its release, although it is not yet known on what occasion it should be released.
Knives Out 2: What Is The Plot Of The Sequel?
But what is the plot of this new film? Little is known about it yet. The same goes for the setting of the story. Undoubtedly, the plot will be connected to the first “chapter” that we will summarize in the second film.
The plot of Knives Out revolves around the death of novelist Harlan Thrombey, found dead under mysterious circumstances after his birthday. The case is handled by Detective Benoit Blanc, a brilliant man. His intuition immediately leads him to suspect that it may be a crime. All members of Harlan Thrombey’s family are potential killers of man. Everyone had at least one reason to take out the novelist. As the opening day of the will approaches, this family brings up several conflicts and difficult situations. These are people who are different from each other in temperament, age, and lifestyle.
What could then be the plot of Knives Out 2? We will undoubtedly see Benoit Blanc again at work with another case.
Knives Out 2: Who’s In The Cast? New Additions? Recurring Actors?
As we have seen, not much is known about Knives Out 2 . However, we know the first details about the cast, the actors present, who will play new characters. Surely Daniel Craig will bring back his detective Benoit Blanc. Some time ago, the actor questioned the possibility of returning to the cast if the sequel was made, had said he was favorable.
The cast was joined by former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista ( Guardians of the Galaxy ), Leslie Odom Jr., Ethan Hawke, Janelle Monae, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn ( WandaVision ), Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline ( Outer Banks ), and Jessica Henwick ( Love and Monsters ). The film director will still be Rian Johnson, who had declared that he wanted to tell the story of the detective dealing with a new and exciting case, as revealed by Variety.
During an interview for the promotion of No Time to Die with Empire, Daniel Craig talked about Knives Out 2. The actor explained that he thinks it will be even better than the first:
“I am so lucky to have Rian in my life. He is a great writer. When I read the script, I said, ‘Are you kidding me?.’ I couldn’t believe he wanted me to play that character. I told him, ‘But it says ‘Southern US accent’ here. Are you serious?.’ And he ‘Yes.’ We just finished shooting the second movie a few weeks ago. The last shooting session took place in Serbia. Can I dare to say that it is better than the first? We will see. I don’t want to tempt fate. It’s different, and that’s the funny thing. I’m very excited.”
Knives Out 2: Where Will It Arrive On Streaming? Netflix? Prime? Hulu?
Now that we know that Knives Out 2 has been passed into the hands of Netflix, any problem related to the possibility of seeing the film in streaming disappears. The sequel will be released directly on the platform. Netflix made a whopping deal of $469 Million to outbid Amazon and Apple to obtain the streaming rights of the Knives Out franchise, which seems to get bigger with time. After the revelation that the film will be released in fall 2022, the anticipation for the sequel has increased over the period between the community of its fans.