Knives Out 3: Expected release date, plot, cast and other details

Knives Out 3: Expected release date, plot, cast, and other details
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When the game ends, the mystery begins. Continue reading to find out more about Knives Out 3. 

“I don’t need puzzles or games. The last thing I need is a vacation. I need danger, a hunt, and a challenge. I need a great case.” If you recall this quote by Benoit Blanc from the second movie. Then we know that the fans have been wondering and speculating about the potential plotlines and character arcs, which will make it exciting to see how the story will unfold further. So, if you’re wondering the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place. As we’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current status of the third movie. Here’s everything we know about Knives Out 3.

Knives Out 3: Expected release date, plot, cast, and other details

 Knives Out 3 Release Date and Time Slot

If you recall, in March 2021, Netflix paid $469 million for the rights to two standalone sequels written and directed by Johnson, with Craig reprising his role. The first sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, was released in theatres and on Netflix on December 23, 2022. If the production starts in the next couple of months, just like the first two installments, we can predict that the potential release window of Knives Out 3 might happen sometime around 2024. As the first two movies have a similar 3-year gap. So, the most probable timeframe will be sometime in the winter, with November being the most likely month for the US audience. 

On the other hand, this is just speculation that the next season might follow the same time frame. In addition, the premiere time of the original movies on the streaming platform can be 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET), just like other original shows. In order to receive updates on when Knives Out 3 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Until then, fans should keep a close eye on the social media handles to learn about any new updates and stream Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on the streaming platform. 

Knives Out 3: What to expect in the third movie?

According to Digital Spy, the writer and director Rian Johnson shared some insight into what we can expect, quoting, “The key is landing on something that first of all feels different than the first two and also feels like the only reason for us to keep making these is if we’re excited about making them.” Director of Knives Out and Glass Onion Rian Johnson provided an exciting update on the production of the third film in the franchise and discussed the possibility of additional future installments in the most recent holiday issue of RadioTimes.

After being asked whether he had any ideas for Knives Out 3, Johnson revealed he is “just starting to figure out what the next one is going to be.” The murder-mystery director added the third movie will be the last in the contract with Netflix, but he “doesn’t see it as a trilogy” and instead hopes to carry on with the franchise “for as long as [they] can:” “We have one more movie in our contract with Netflix, but I don’t see it as a trilogy. I see it as an ongoing thing. As long as Daniel [Craig] and I are having fun and coming up with something new and exciting every time, we’ll keep doing this as long as we can.”

It is expected that when it draws close to its release date, it will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series and movies of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services. 

Knives Out 3: Expected release date, plot, cast, and other details

Knives Out: A Quick Recap

On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 97% based on 467 reviews, with an average rating of 8.3/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads: “Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson’s stellar ensemble.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 82 out of 100, based on reviews from 52 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”

The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure – everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth. Writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. 

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. The all-star ensemble cast includes Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell.

Knives Out - Official Trailer (2019) Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery: A Quick Recap

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 94% of 313 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8/10. The website’s consensus reads, “Glass Onion brings back Benoit Blanc for another wildly entertaining mystery rounded out by an outstanding ensemble cast.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 81 out of 100, based on 61 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”

You’re invited to put the pieces together. In the follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects. Benoit Blanc returns to peel back the layers in a new Rian Johnson whodunit. This fresh adventure finds the intrepid detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek island, but how and why he comes to be there is only the first of many puzzles. Blanc soon meets a distinctly disparate group of friends gathering at the invitation of billionaire Miles Bron for their yearly reunion. 

Among those on the guest list are Miles’ former business partner Andi Brand, current Connecticut governor Claire Debella, cutting-edge scientist Lionel Toussaint, fashion designer, and former model Birdie Jay and her conscientious assistant Peg, and influencer Duke Cody and his sidekick girlfriend Whiskey. As in all the best murder mysteries, each character harbors their own secrets, lies, and motivations. When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect. The all-star ensemble cast includes Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista. 

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery | Official Trailer | Netflix

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