Knives Out premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and the film’s writer/director is already looking towards a sequel. While speaking with Uproxx, Rian Johnson revealed that he’s considering a sequel to Knives Out starring Daniel Craig.
Well, maybe not a straight-up sequel. In the interview, Johnson stated that Knives Out was born out of his love for Agatha Christie novels. So, that’s the blueprint he’d follow for a sequel.
“I’ll tell you, the truth is I had such a great time working with Daniel Craig and I had so much fun doing this on every level, from writing it to making it. I’ve never really been interested in doing sequels, but this, the idea of doing more of these with Daniel as his character, is not sequels. It’s just what Agatha Christie did. It’s just coming up with a whole new mystery, a whole new location, all-new cast, whole new mechanics of the appeal of a mystery and everything. It’d be a blast.”
During the interview, he also offered a frustratingly vague update on his upcoming Star Wars trilogy. “I’m where I can’t say anything about it. Still completely in process with it.”
We know that the next Star Wars films after this year’s Rise of Skywalker will be the ones from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. So, it’s unlikely we’ll hear any more details about Johnson’s trilogy for a few years.
Knives Out hits theaters on November 27th.