‘Knives Out’ Director Hints at New Movie and Holiday Special

We wish you a Benoit Blanc Christmas! Writer and director Rian Johnson indicates that ‘Knives Out’ 3 and a possible ‘Knives Out’ Holiday Special might be next.

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With the record-breaking Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, making charts and records on Netflix, director and writer Rian Johnson is already working on the third movie in the Knives Out series. This will feature Daniel Craig as Last of the Gentlemen Sleuths, Benoit Blanc. However, there is also the possibility of a different inclusion– a holiday special!

FANS SUPPORT ‘KNIVES OUT’ HOLIDAY SPECIAL

On Twitter, fans voice their suggestions of what could happen in Knives Out 3. As a joke, fans suggested a crossover with The Muppets and while this is an unlikely occurrence, author Kelly Knox suggested something else– a Knives Out Holiday Special. Rian Johnson reacted positively to this suggestion, tweeting “OH SHIT” in all caps, indicating that he is on board with the idea.

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OTHER FAMOUS HOLIDAY SPECIALS

Several famous franchises have released holiday specials, including Star Wars and Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy. Rian Johnson could write a holiday special for Knives Out that aired before Knives Out 3. Similar to how the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special takes place before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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Fittingly, the Knives Out series features many Marvel Studios actors, including Chris Evans (Steve Rogers and Hugh Ransom Drysdale), Dave Bautista (Drax and Duke Cody), Kathryn Hahn (Agatha Harkness and Claire Debella), Edward Norton (Bruce Banner/Hulk and Miles Bron) and more.

LOGISTICS

With Knives Out 3 being the logical next step for Rian Johnson, he could simultaneously shoot a Knives Out Holiday Special during production of the third movie in the Knives Out franchise. Seeing as the only character to recur in the Knives Out series is Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc, shooting two movies within the same franchise at the same time would not be all that difficult.

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The Knives Out series is similar to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot series and movies about Sherlock Holmes. Each addition to the franchise features the same detective solving a mystery (more often than not– a murder), each with a new cast and location. This formula could easily be applied to a Christmas setting and could even provide the possibility of fans seeing more about Benoit Blanc’s home life.

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In Glass Onion, fans saw Benoit Blanc’s husband, Phillip, portrayed by Hugh Grant in a cameo appearance that lasted about two seconds. A holiday special could give us more insight into Benoit Blanc’s personal life, give Hugh Grant more screen time, and celebrate Christmas with a bunch of holiday cheer!

Until we get Knives Out 3 and/or a Knives Out Holiday Special, check out our murder mystery book recommendations here and try to predict whodunnit faster than the detectives!

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