It looks like Rian Johnson has finally found his first major casting, as Deadline has just revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista has joined the production. He will join Daniel Craig, who returns as Benoit Blanc in the upcoming sequel. Johson is working not the script alongside Ram Bergman, which is eyeing a production start in Greece by June 28th. Around a month ago, the franchise was purchased by Netflix in a record-breaking deal.
Of course, plot details still remain under wraps. Benoist will return to solve another mystery with a potentially large cast. His exact role is also uncertain. Bautista is adding another major project to his belt, as he’ll also be joining the upcoming Netflix film by Zack Snyder, Army of The Dead. We also can’t talk about Bautista without mentioning his brief appearance in Blade Runner 2049 with his iconic tiny glasses. He also had a rather significant role throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Drax the Destroyer.
Now, it’ll be interesting to see how Johnson aims to reinvent his approach to a sequel. Knives Out approach to mixing genres kept people on their toes. We even were given a clear indication of the story early on before they twisted it on its head. Now, he might not take the same steps as he did before, as we might see another genre find its way into the sequel that’ll keep viewers on their toes. At this point, we might not even have a classic murder mystery once the film releases but something entirely fresh that pushes Benoist into an unlikely direction.