Daniel Craig charmed audiences as dogged detective Benoit Blanc in 2019’s
Here’s everything we know about the
Behind the Scenes and the Story
The trilogy will reunite Johnson and Daniel Craig (whom we hope performs with a different ridiculous accent in each film), and we cannot wait. Give him a new mystery to solve, a la Agatha Christie (which is how Johnson envisioned the movie in the first place). He figured out who killed mystery writer Harlan Thrombey and how they did it; a talented and entertaining cast surrounded Craig too. So put Benoit Blanc on the case. We’ll happily watch the suspicion in his eyes while Blanc chews on clues. And I won’t complain if we get another monologue comparable to his musings on the donut and its hole.
Hopes and dreams aside, we don’t have any details on the plot yet.
The Powerful Cast
We know Daniel Craig is returning, and a heck of a lot of talented actors are reportedly on board with the project too. So far we have: Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, and
We don’t know who all of these very fine folks are playing yet. Maybe one of them will be a murder victim? Maybe we’ll see multiple murders? All we know is that Rian Johnson had better put Dave Bautista in a cable knit sweater.
On June 28, director Rian Johnson graced Twitter with an announcement. The first day of shooting had kicked off in Greece!
Aaaaaaaand WE’RE OFF! Day one of filming on the next Benoit Blanc mystery. Thanks to all the lovely patient people here in Greece for letting us do all this murdering on their peaceful shores. pic.twitter.com/SUFptCpl3G— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 28, 2021
Hopefully we’ll see the next installment in 2022, but we don’t have a release date yet.