Rian Johnson is one of the best directors working in the industry right now and there’s no question about that. So, when he made what I consider the best Star Wars movie yet i.e. The Last Jedi, I was incredibly excited about what he’s going to do next and what did he come up with? A murder mystery which doubles as a dig on classism with one of the best ensemble casts ever assembled called Knives Out. And now, apparently, he is coming back for more of that donut-shaped movie.
Now, on the surface Knives Out has no sequel potential. That’s because the movie begins with a murder in the Thrombey household and ends with a sweet-ass resolution to the whole mystery behind it. However, once the movie reached its conclusion, almost everyone had one thought in their mind: why can’t we a series of Knives Out films where Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc solves various murder mysteries in his classic Gravity’s Rainbow-esque way? And it’s like the movie gods have answered by putting such a sequel in motion.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), during a pre-Golden Globes’ party Johnson said,
“Daniel had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more.”
THR has also reported that Johnson has said that he is eager the movie quickly, ideally in the next year.
And this is how the internet has reacted:
Hopefully they can put together a cast as good as the first … what’s Robert Downey Jr. doing these days?
— Ted Huddleston (@Thud_Ms) January 5, 2020
— Chelli ❄️ pacificwanderer ❄️ Heuh. (@pacificwandere1) January 5, 2020
We gonna need a big ensemble!!!!
Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, John David Washington, Martha Kelly, Laura Dern, Billie Lourd, Brie Larson
— Maria, living in Rian Johnson’s universe (@isabellamx) January 6, 2020
Benoit Blanc Cinematic Universe here we come
— blake (@bcampbell23) January 6, 2020
— carlos mendez (@carlosa33861623) January 6, 2020
I’m here for it
— pres10 #Bernie2020 (@FrozunYogert) January 6, 2020
Please cast Adam Driver. Please cast Adam Driver. Please cast Adam Driver. Please. Please. Please. Please.
— Lady Solo (SPOILERS) (@LadySkywalker77) January 5, 2020
Please Mr @rianjohnson cast Kelly, Adam and Domhnall we would love it-
— Ben Solo Deserves the World🎄✨🐑 (@Reyllos) January 5, 2020
Benoit Blanc has the possibility of being this generation’s Hercules Poirot, but @rianjohnson et al. must be careful. #KnivesOut was this genius Kaufman-sequel metatext about the genre in which it resides, but doing that again would just be going around in circles
— Jonicle Easton is trying his best (@eastjoneast) January 6, 2020
More donut holes. LET’S GOOOOO!
— Brian V (@thisisnotbrian) January 5, 2020
— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) January 6, 2020
Rian Johnson’s Knives Out was nominated in multiple categories at the Golden Globes but ended up winning nothing. How? I don’t know. For me it is the best movie of 2019 and I simply can’t wait to see the next mystery-adventure in Benoit Blanc’s logbook (I am pretty sure he has a logbook).
Cover artwork by Dhawal Bhanushali/Mashable India