Director Rian Johnson and Netflix just identified their first suspect in Johnson’s forthcoming Knives out sequel. By deadline, Guardians of the Universe star Dave Bautista is the first to join Daniel Craig in the anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed 2019 mystery flick.
Craig reprises his role as “gentlemen sleuth” Benoit Blanc in the Knives out continues as the detective tries to solve another perplexing mystery. Bautista’s role is being kept secret for the time being. This is actually the second time Craig and Bautista have teamed up as Bautista in the James Bond movie Ghost as SPECTER’s murderer Mr. Hinx, on the hunt for Craig’s Bond across Europe.
Johnson is once again returning to the director’s chair and writing the script, after recently signing a $ 400 million bonus plus deal with Netflix for two sequels. Production of this first follow-up is scheduled to begin in Greece later this summer.
Bautista will next star in another Netflix movie starring Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, which will be released on the streaming service on May 21.
He will also star in his role as Marvel Cinematic Universe as Guardians of the Galaxy member Drax The Destroyer Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the last of which Bautista has said will likely be Drax’s last time playing in the MCU.
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