‘Knives Out 3’: Everything We Know About The Second Rian Johnson Sequel

Benoit Blanc’s next mystery is afoot. Daniel Craig will reprise the role of the famous detective who drove Rian Johnson’s two previous installments, Knives Out and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Johnson will helm the third film in the mystery series, which recently received its title and timeline for release. Following the original 2019 film starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, Netflix made a deal for two more sequel films with Johnson.

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Those curious about the details of the latest installment such as cast, title and release date can find clues below.

What is Knives Out 3 called?

Rian Johnson revealed via social media that the second sequel will be called Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery.

Johnson previously lamented the addition of the first film’s title to Glass Onion and expressed his hopes to change the subtitle to A Benoit Blanc Mystery. It doesn’t seem that the franchise has reached the exposure needed for this moniker, yet.

When will Knives Out 3 come out?

The end of the video Johnson put on his Instagram targets the release date at some point in 2025.

Who is in the cast of Knives Out 3?

Aside from Craig’s return as Benoit Blanc, so far, Josh Brolin, Josh O’Connor (Challengers, The Crown), Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla, Civil War), Daryl McCormack (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) and Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers, Ripley, Fleabag) have joined the cast of the third installment. Johnson’s previous films were very star-studded, so more announcements can be expected in the coming days.

Deadline broke the news of Jeremy Renner and Mila Kunis joining the sequel, as we did with Kerry Washington’s casting. Glenn Close was revealed as a cast member soon after Washington was. TheWrap broke the news of Thomas Haden Church’s casting.

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Who were in the casts of Glass Onion and Knives Out?

Glass Onion starred Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline and Jessica Henwick with cameos from Ethan Hawke, Jackie Hoffman, Hugh Grant, Stephen Sondheim, Natasha Lyonne, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Angela Lansbury, Yo-Yo Ma, Serena Williams and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who voiced the gong sound on Norton’s island.

(L-R) Kathryn Hahn as Claire, Madelyn Cline as Whiskey, Edward Norton as Myles, Leslie Odom Jr. as Lionel, and Kate Hudson as Birdie. Photo: John Wilson/Netflix
(L-R) Kathryn Hahn as Claire, Madelyn Cline as Whiskey, Edward Norton as Myles, Leslie Odom Jr. as Lionel, and Kate Hudson as Birdie. Photo: John Wilson/Netflix

Knives Out starred Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Riki Lindhome, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell.

Has Knives Out 3 gone into production?

The film went into production on June 10. Johnson tweeted the news on X with a first look photo at Daniel Craig’s return as Benoit Blanc.

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Who is creating Knives Out 3?

Johnson will write and direct, and he will also produce the film with his partner Ram Bergman through T-Street Pictures.

How much does Knives Out 3 cost to produce?

Combined with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which premiered on Netflix in 2022, the two films resulted from a $450 million deal for two sequels that the streamer struck with Johnson.

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