Rian Johnson Reacts to Knives Out Holiday Special

Glass Onion: Knockout Mysteries writer/director Rian Johnson responded enthusiastically to the Knockout holiday special idea.

Rian Johnson responds enthusiastically to the idea of ​​a holiday special in Wilderness Action. The director recently oversaw the second installment in the Knockout series, The Glass Onion: Knockout Mystery. It brings back Daniel Craig's master detective Benoit Blanc to solve a new murder mystery involving tech billionaire Miles Brown, played by Edward Norton, and a group of his cronies, played by Janelle Monae, Katherine Hahn, Leslie Odom, Jessica as Henwick, Madeleine Kline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista. Since Glass Onion released on Netflix in late December to critical acclaim and high ratings, fans have naturally looked forward to Knives Out 3, bringing up interesting crossover ideas and other intriguing possibilities.

One of the most popular fan suggestions was a Revenant-Muppet crossover, which Johnson admitted was an interesting idea, but ultimately said it wouldn't work. In response to Johnson's tweet, author Kelly Knox floated another interesting possibility -- the Knives Out holiday special. The filmmaker responded enthusiastically to the suggestion, simply responding with "OH SHIT" in all caps, showing his support for the idea. Check out the interaction below:

Could A Knives Out Holiday Special Actually Happen?

A recent history of popular franchises Making a holiday special dates back to the infamous 1978 Star Wars holiday special, which has become something of a cultural legend due to negative reviews and limited supply. As an homage to Star Wars, James Gunn recently used the title "Holiday Special" for his Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special, which, contrary to the Star Wars events, was well received by critics and audiences alike. The Star Wars franchise is getting a second chance with the 2020 holiday special, the LEGO Star Wars holiday special following the cast of Disney's sequel trilogy.

Given Johnson's ties to the sci-fi franchise, the Last Jedi director may have appreciated the Star Wars holiday special and its legacy. That's probably part of the reason he's so enthusiastic about the idea of ​​a holiday special for his own franchise, Knives Out. Netflix owns the rights to two Knives Out sequels, the first of which is Glass Onion, and if Johnson is enthusiastic about the idea, there's a good chance the streamer will also be willing to make and release a Knives Out holiday special as well.

Knockout 3 appears to be Johnson's work For the next film, he could shoot the Revellands holiday special while working on the trilogy, similar to what Gunn did for the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. 3. As evidenced by Glass Onion, the formula for getting Benoit Blanc to solve mysteries in Knockout (each with new actors and locations) works so well that it could easily be applied to a Christmas scene. Only time will tell what exciting and unexpected directions the Knives Out series might take in the future.

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