Knives Out 3: Everything we know so far

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022. /

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, one of the best Netflix movies of all time, premiered in theaters and on Netflix in December 2022, and now, fans can’t wait for Knives Out 3.

We shared everything we know so far about Knives Out 3, and we’ll continue to share updates as we learn more information about the new movie from Rian Johnson and the third movie of the Knives Out franchise.

Is Knives Out 3 happening?

While we’re still waiting for a lot of information to be confirmed about Knives Out 3, the good news is Knives Out 3 is happening!

Netflix bought the rights to two movies for $400 million, so yes, Knives Out 3 is happening and in the works from Johnson.

Has Netflix announced the Knives Out 3 release date yet?

Netflix has not announced the Knives Out 3 release date yet, but that’s not out of the ordinary at this point. Glass Onion was released in late 2022, and it usually takes at least two or three years between sequels of Netflix movies. We’ve only seen a handful of Netflix sequels so far, and most of them take about three years. Extraction premiered in 2020, while the second movie premiered in 2023, so we’re expecting something similar for Knives Out 3.

It’s possible we could see Knives Out 3 sometime in 2024, but we’re still waiting for more updates about the project. We haven’t heard if there’s a finished script, if there’s a cast, or what’s going on. As of July 2023, the WGA is on strike, along with SAG, which means Johnson likely isn’t working on the script and casting is not happening. Once the strikes end, there’s a good chance we’ll learn more information about the new movie.

For now, we’re expecting to see Knives Out 3 sometime in 2025. Again, it’s possible we could see the movie in 2024, but we’re more than halfway through the year, and we still haven’t heard anything about production or the cast. If production starts later this year or early next year, we could see the movie by the end of 2024, but those are hypothetical scenarios.

Release Prediction: December 2024

We’ll update the prediction as we learn more about the movie.

Who’s in the Knives Out 3 cast?

So far, there’s only one person confirmed for Knives Out 3. I think we all know who it is. It’s Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc.

In the first two Knives Out movies, there’s only been one common cast member, and that’s Daniel Craig. We expect that will be the case unless Johnson decides to cast others who have been the first two Knives Out movies, and speaking of that…

Will JJanelle Monáe and Madelyn Cline be in Knives Out 3?

There are two characters who fans really want to see return in Knives Out 3: Janelle Monáe and Madelyn Cline. Monáe starred as Andi and Helen Brand in Glass Onion, and Cline starred as Whiskey in the movie. Unfortunately, neither has been confirmed for Knives Out 3.

Monáe told ET Canada that she would do Knives Out 3, but she didn’t expect Johnson would ask her to return.

"“I would be honoured. But Rian is not going to cast you if you’ve already done ‘Knives Out’ with the exception of Daniel Craig, because he has to be the detective Benoit Blanc that comes in.”"

Jessica Henwick and Cline also told the outlet that they would like to be in Knives Out 3, too. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be in the movie?

I’m sure fans would also want to see some of the cast from the first Knives Out, including Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more, in Knives Out 3. Again, it seems like we’ll be getting completely new casts for these movies, but we’ll never say never.

Rian Johnson is writing and directing Knives Out 3

Johnson is writing the script for Knives Out 3. He told Variety in January 2023 that he was starting to work on the story for the third movie. He also revealed it’s going to be very different than Glass Onion, which premiered on Netflix a few weeks before his interview.

"“I’m starting to work on the third movie now, and that’s also what’s got me creatively jazzed: I don’t have to replicate the last movie at all. The goal is to strike out in a completely new direction tonally and thematically.”"

We can’t wait to see what Johnson comes up with for Knives Out 3! Johnson will also direct the movie.

How to watch the Knives Out movies

Knives Out, which is not a Netflix original, is not streaming on Netflix right now. Knives Out is not on any of the major subscription streaming services right now, but you can watch the movie on TNT and TBS with YouTube TV and other Pay-TV services or cable/satellite.

Glass Onion is a Netflix original movie and is available to stream exclusively on Netflix.

When Knives Out 3 is released, we anticipate it will open with a brief theatrical release and then be available to stream on Netflix around the world. We’ll let you know how Netflix plans to distribute the movie.

How many Knives Out movies are there?

So far, there are only two Knives Out movies. As of July 2023, the third Knives Out movie is currently in the works. We’re hoping to learn more about the cast, story, and what’s next in Knives Out 3 soon.

Has Netflix ordered Knives Out 4?

At the time of publishing, Netflix has not commissioned a fourth Knives Out movie, not publicly anyway. Johnson and Craig told Deadline that they are interested in making more of the Knives Out movies and whodunnits involving Benoit Blanc.

Here’s what Johnson said:

"“Daniel and I have talked a lot about that, how the instant we feel like we’re turning the crank on another one of these, we have to stop. So, it’s very important with each one now, and the third one especially, that it feels kind of scary and dangerous. You have to shake the box.”"

And here’s what Craig said:

"“Down the line, yes, of course. I mean, if people are interested, then we’ll make them. But if there ever came a point where either Rian and I thought we were just churning them out, I think we would back away. I mean, I just don’t think that’s what either of us want to do in life. Unless people are getting genuine fun out of them, forget it.”"

We’ll share more updates about Knives Out 3 when we find out!

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