Knives Out 3: Cast & Everything We Know About

The third installment in the Knives Out series, “Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery,” is set to premiere in 2025. Daniel Craig returns as the astute detective Benoit Blanc. Following the success of “Glass Onion,” which added new layers to the whodunit genre, the upcoming film promises a fresh and intriguing mystery while maintaining the standalone format of its predecessors.

Glass Onion’s Impact on the Franchise

“Glass Onion” continued Benoit Blanc’s journey spectacularly. With a stellar cast, including Janelle Monáe, Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, and Kate Hudson, the sequel brought a gripping weekend murder mystery. It matched the original “Knives Out” in both quality and popularity, raising expectations for “Wake Up Dead Man.”

A New Mystery Unfolds

Like its predecessors, “Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery” will feature an entirely new case for Benoit Blanc. The film promises to peel back layers of mystery, akin to “Glass Onion,” which lived up to its name with surprising twists, including the deaths of Duke Cody and Andi, played by Dave Bautista and Janelle Monáe, respectively.

Netflix’s Commitment to the Franchise

The confirmation of “Wake Up Dead Man” was part of Netflix’s deal with Rian Johnson, ensuring at least two sequels to the original “Knives Out.” Johnson and Craig have expressed interest in continuing beyond the third film, suggesting that Benoit Blanc’s adventures might not end with this installment.

Cast and Characters

While the roles for “Wake Up Dead Man” remain under wraps, Daniel Craig leads an ensemble that includes Josh O’Connor, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, Kerry Washington, Jeremy Renner, Mila Kunis, Daryl McCormack, Glenn Close, Thomas Haden Church, and Josh Brolin, as previously announced.

Story Expectations

While “Glass Onion” did not directly set up the sequel, “Wake Up Dead Man” will follow the same standalone format, introducing a new, intricate mystery for Blanc to solve. Rian Johnson aims to create a unique and engaging story that continues to explore themes of wealth and status, much like its predecessors did.

Wrapping Up

“Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery” is shaping up to be a thrilling continuation of the Knives Out franchise. With Daniel Craig reprising his role and a host of new talents joining the cast, fans can look forward to another captivating mystery. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the 2025 release.

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Source: The Wrap

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