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New cast members for 'Knives Out 2' have been announced, but how many stars does a murder mystery movie need? Investigate the new cast additions.

How many more celebrities does ‘Knives Out 2’ need in its cast?

Knives Out 2 is the eagerly awaited sequel to 2019’s smash hit Knives Out. The Rian Johnson murder mystery follows master detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig doing his best Foghorn Leghorn) as he investigates the mysterious death of mystery author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). The film had an all star cast that included Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, and Michael Shannon.

In a surprise turn of events, however, sequels to Knives Out, which originally got the greenlight for Lionsgate, had the rights bought out by Netflix for over $450 million USD. Yes, it is insane. Filming for the upcoming movie has already started with Johnson returning to the director’s chair as well as co-writing the script. Daniel Craig is set to return as Benoit Blanc.

Much like the first Knives Out, Knives Out 2 is set to have its own A-list cast. And, it seems, the more cast members are joining by the day. (Though how many more can join in? Filming has already started in Greece for the sequel.) Let’s take a look at how many stars have joined the film and who has joined recently.

Sharpen the knives

Knives Out 2 sees Benoit Blanc tackling a new mystery, so we’re not expecting anyone from the first movie to show up. (It’s a bit of a bummer. We were hoping to see Craig’s character take on Ana de Armas’ as an apprentice, but alas.) The cast that has been announced has some serious star power behind it. We’re seeing singers, Marvel stars, teen drama stars, and more in the cast.

Already announced for Knives Out 2 are Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Edward Norton (Birdman), Janelle Monáe (Homecoming), Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision), Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Madelyn Cline (Outer Banks), and Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist). So that’s already a lot of star power going into this thing.

No one’s roles have been revealed yet. Plot details for Knives Out 2 have remained as underwraps as a superhero movie. But fans are excited to see just what sort of sun soaked mystery that Benoit Blanc will get up to in the newest movie. Currently, we know that filming is taking place in Greece, so we’re expecting a lot of sun and beautiful vistas, but unaware of what else to expect.

Two more stars!

As filming for Knives Out 2 continues, more casting news has dropped as well. Ethan Hawke (Tesla) and Jada Pinkett-Smith (Red Table Talk) have also joined the cast for Knives Out 2. Roles have not yet been revealed. Presumably, they are heading to or already filming in Greece. Though we have to wonder if the late additions to cast means that one of them will be the one murdered.

We’re guessing that wherever Benoit Blanc goes, a dead body turns up. Ah, the curse of the detective in the media. Corpses just turn up everyone and there’s always a case to be solved. Though, wow, did you find enough celebs to be in your movie, Rian Johnson? Because this is some pretty famous folk that has already joined and are joining in the movies. 

Either way, hopefully we’ll get some details about what to expect from Knives Out 2. Hopefully, we’ll get something as iconique as Chris Evans’ cable knit sweater that was in the first film. Sure, he played an evil d-bag, but he looked cozy AF. Maybe a flowy dress or something will become the new Look from this film.

Are you excited by the Knives Out 2 cast? What do you think the sequel will be about? Let us know in the comments down below! 

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