Private Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) will return for the next installment, Knives Out 2, of Rian Johnson‘s trilogy about the Southern sleuth. The sequel to the Oscar-nominated original screenplay Knives Out is expected to hit theaters and Netflix in the fall of 2022, according to an exclusive report from Variety.

Knives Out 2 is also expected to hit the festival circuit before release. With Netflix deciding to take the sequel to festivals this year, it seems the streaming service already has its sights set on awards season.

RELATED: Read our Knives Out review here!

Distributed by Lionsgate and produced by Media Rights Capital, Knives Out stars Craig as the singular detective Benoit Blanc. He gets called to investigate the murder of a wealthy crime novelist. The movie featured a large ensemble cast, including Ana de Armas (with a sexy coffee cup), Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans (in a sexy sweater), Toni Collette, Michael ShannonLakeith Stanfield and the late Christopher Plummer.

Knives Out was a huge box office success, earning over $300 million on a $40 million budget.

Johnson told SiriusXM in February 2020 that he didn’t try to write Knives Out 2 as a sequel. “There are so many different things you can do with it. And that’s what’s fun about it. You look at Agatha Christie’s books, and it’s not like every single one is a mansion, a library, and a detective. Besides the setting, she also explored a bunch of different subgenres. She found a different narrative way into each of them.”

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Although production ended in September 2021, no singular fandom sleuths were on the case to figure out the plot of Knives Out 2. So, we don’t have many plot details for the sequel. 

However, we know that joining Craig is another fantastic ensemble cast, including Edward Norton, Kathryn HahnJanelle Monáe, Kate HudsonLeslie Odom Jr.Ethan Hawke, Dave Bautista, Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline.

What are your plot theories regarding Knives Out 2? Sound off in the comments below!

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Rebecca Kaplan