Both Daniel Craig and Rian Johnson Confirm the Bright Future of ‘Knives Out’ Franchise

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Daniel Craig in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Knives Out, the hit detective film directed and written by Rian Johnson, has received confirmation of a bright future. With the franchise gaining immense popularity and...

Daniel Craig in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Daniel Craig in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Knives Out, the hit detective film directed and written by Rian Johnson, has received confirmation of a bright future. With the franchise gaining immense popularity and critical acclaim, both Daniel Craig and Rian Johnson have expressed their commitment to further expanding the series. Let's take a closer look at the current and upcoming films in the Knives Out franchise.

A Testimony to Success

Knives out cast (Lionsgate)

Knives Out, which premiered in 2019, introduced us to the fascinating detective Benoit Blanc, portrayed by Daniel Craig. The film became an instant box office success and garnered rave reviews from critics, boasting an impressive 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The eccentric and flawed ensemble cast, along with the intriguing storyline, captivated audiences worldwide. It's no wonder that Netflix secured the rights to the film for over $450 million, aiming to transform it into a remarkable franchise.

The Films So Far

1. Knives Out

The first installment, released in 2019, set the foundation for the franchise. Detective Benoit Blanc finds himself investigating the suspicious death of Harlan Thrombey (played by Christopher Plummer), a wealthy novelist. As the members of Harlan's family desperately vie for their share of the inheritance, Blanc navigates the intricate web of lies, unveiling shocking secrets along the way.

2. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

The main cast of Netflix (Netflix)

Following the success of Knives Out, Netflix acquired the rights to the sequels and launched the first standalone sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. In this film, Blanc faces a new mystery on a secluded island during the birthday party of wealthy benefactor Miles Bron (played by Edward Norton). When a homicide occurs, Blanc must unravel the truth amidst a group of friends with hidden motives and tangled relationships.

3. Knives Out 3

Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc in Knives Out sitting on a throne of knives (Lionsgate)

Despite Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery just premiering, the franchise has already confirmed a third film. Rian Johnson is currently planning the next installment, which is expected to be released in 2024 or 2025. While details about the plot remain under wraps, fans can look forward to the return of Benoit Blanc, the charismatic detective who has captured their hearts.

4. Knives Out 4 (?)

Helen (Janelle Monáe) and Benoit (Daniel Craig) talking in Glass Onion (Netflix)

With the success of the first two films and the imminent release of the third, speculation is ripe about the possibility of a fourth installment. Both Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig have expressed their enthusiasm for the franchise, hinting at their willingness to continue their involvement. As long as Rian Johnson keeps writing these thrilling mysteries, Daniel Craig will be eager to portray the beloved character of Benoit Blanc. This mutual commitment ensures a promising future for the Knives Out franchise.

So, if you're a fan of mystery and suspense, get ready for more thrilling investigations and twist-filled plots in the world of Knives Out. With each film building on the success of its predecessor, this franchise has the potential to keep audiences captivated for years to come.

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