Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Final Jedi follow-up, a whodunit titled Knives Out, just lately premiered on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition to rave reactions, with audiences praising its all-star solid, riotous humor and the way massively entertaining the movie is. With this degree of enthusiasm, the query was put to Rian Johnson whether or not he’d do one other movie like this sooner or later. And whereas Knives Out may not get a sequel within the strictest sense of the phrase, Rian Johnson does have one thing in thoughts, as he defined:
Making sequels typically doesn’t curiosity Rian Johnson, so a Knives Out sequel in all probability isn’t going to occur… not precisely. Though he isn’t planning on making a Knives Out 2 that may proceed the story from the primary movie in a direct approach, Rian Johnson does envision a solution to proceed telling tales like Knives Out and all of it comes all the way down to Daniel Craig.
The director appears to have actually loved making Knives Out and dealing with the James Bond actor and likes the concept of constant that relationship. Knives Out is a homicide thriller and in it Daniel Craig performs Detective Benoit Blanc. And whereas the central thriller of Knives Out might be presumably solved inside its runtime, Rian Johnson thinks that he may make extra films with Daniel Craig reprising his position as Benoit Blanc.
In Rian Johnson’s thoughts, as a result of it wouldn’t be telling the very same story and wouldn’t be a continuation of Knives Out, such a movie wouldn’t qualify as a sequel. As he advised Uproxx, it might be akin to what Agatha Christie did. Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc may very well be the Hercule Poirot of a Rian Johnson sequence of thriller films.
It’s like how Kenneth Branagh, who’s simply the newest actor to play Agatha Christie’s detective, was in Homicide on the Orient Categoricaland subsequent 12 months he’ll reprise his position as Hercule Poirot for Demise on the Nile, which isn’t a direct sequel to Orient Categorical however a unique story that includes the detective.
There may very well be a sequence, or at the least one other Benoit Blanc thriller movie, starring Daniel Craig. Solely this time, he could be tackling a unique case and surrounded by a completely new solid of characters. As Rian Johnson stated, that might simply necessitate him arising with a brand new thriller, a brand new location, a unique kind of thriller and an all new solid to encompass Daniel Craig with.
Rian Johnson sounds tremendous excessive on the concept and given how a lot enjoyable he appears to have had making Knives Out, it looks as if it may very well be an actual risk for the director sooner or later. He even stated that he’s crossing his fingers that he will get to do extra of those movies so greater than one thing he’d be fascinated with, he appears to actively wish to pursue this.
How a sequence of thriller films would slot in along with his schedule and making a Star Wars trilogy we don’t know, but when Knives Out is half as beloved by audiences because the reactions out of TIFF would point out, there could also be some robust assist for one more Benoit Blanc thriller.
Knives Out opens in theaters on November 27. Take a look at our 2019 Launch Schedule to maintain observe of all this fall’s largest films.