POLL RESULTS: Should Rian Johnson direct a Knives Out sequel?
Rian Johnson’s ensemble whodunnit Knives Out has been killing it with critics and audiences alike and raked in a surprising $75 million globally at the box office in its opening weekend and after asking your thoughts, ComingSoon.net’s readers have answered on if they would like to see another murder mystery with Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc on the cast. Check out the results below!
Should they make a Knives Out sequel?
#1. YES! It lends itself so well to more installments! (70%, 756 votes)
#2. No, one was enough. (30%, 321 votes)
With over 1000 votes, it’s pretty clear fans are very ready to Craig’s drawling, intelligent Blanc return to the big screen for more murder mysteries that no one else can seemingly solve, with only a third of voters believing the story should remain as a one and done. Now come the results for our follow-up question:
Should Rian Johnson direct it?
#1. YES! He knocked the first one out of the park! (78%, 739 votes)
#2. No, let’s see someone else’s take on Benoit Blanc. (15%, 139 votes)
#3. He should write it but let someone else direct. (7%, 66 votes)
Well, The Last Jedi haters are nowhere to be found here as the numbers are once again pointing to Johnson having crafted a hit that fans want to see him return to write and direct the follow-up. There are still a handful of fans, however, who would rather see someone else take over control of the burgeoning series.
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, 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. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
The all-star ensemble cast of Knives Out includes Daniel Craig (Spectre), along with Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You), Don Johnson (Book Club), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Katherine Langford (Love, Simon), Riki Lindhome (Kidding), Edi Patterson (The Last O.G.), Raúl Castillo (Atypical), and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween).
The highly-anticipated film had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in September and hit theaters this past weekend to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, currently sitting at a 96% “Certified Fresh” from critics and 93% approval rating from audiences on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes. The film was originally projected to gross $22-25 million its opening weekend and wound up grossing $41.7 million domestically and $28.3 million internationally for a worldwide total of $70 million.