Daniel Craig Teases ‘Knives Out 2’ Will Be Released Sooner Than We Think

"When people get desperate, the knives come out."

Image Credit: Lionsgate

When you think of Daniel Craig, you most likely also think of James Bond, but the British actor has been in so many other iconic roles; including Detective Benoit Blanc in the popular film, Knives Out.

After Knives Out’s release in 2019, it was announced in 2020 that a sequel was in the works. Over the years only tidbits of information relating to the sequel, dubbed Knives Out 2 since the official title hasn’t been disclosed, have been revealed.

Australian Release Date

While no official release date for Knives Out 2 has been announced we do know it’ll be released this year, thanks to Craig. In an interview with Variety, he let slip that filming is complete and it will definitely be released this year:

“We did the second one this summer, in Greece, and then we filmed studio work in Serbia. It’s in the can. Rian [Johnson] is editing now, and it’ll be out, I think, in the fall of this year.”

The fall of this year to Craig, as he spends most of his time in the Northern Hemisphere, would be roughly September-December here in Australia, meaning we (hopefully) only have to wait a few more months until Knives Out 2 hits our screens.

Ana de Armas and Daniel Craig in the first Knives Out film. Image Credit: Lionsgate

The Cast & Crew

So far, we know that Knives Out 2 will have no relation to the events of the first film; Rian Johnson, the writer and director of both Knives Out films, has made it very clear that the only connection between the first and second film will be Detective Blanc (Craig’s character), who will be investigating and trying to solve a new mystery. This sadly means none of the original cast members like Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, or Jamie Lee Curtis will be in Knives Out 2.

Fortunately, a new stellar ensemble cast was announced for Knives Out 2 in June of last year. Of course, Craig will star but he’ll be joined this time round by Dave Bautista, Madelyn Cline, Kathryn Hahn, Ethan Hawke, Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Edward Norton, and Leslie Odom Jr.

The Plot

Sadly, nothing about Knives Out 2’s plot has been revealed. All we know is that there will be a new mystery and Detective Benoit Blanc, played by Craig, will attempt to solve it.

As soon as any new information is announced – including more plot details, the trailer and reviews – we’ll be the first to let you know!

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