Army of the Dead is a few weeks away, but it looks like that won’t be the last that Netflix sees of Dave Bautista. Deadline is reporting that the actor is set to join Daniel Craig in the sequel for Knives Out, with Rian Johnson writing and directing.
Netflix recently spent a pretty penny (or a pretty $400 million) for the rights to the next two Knives Out sequels, and it looks like things are moving along nicely, as Bautista is the first new actor signed on to join the returning Craig in the sequel. This will reunite the two actors, after having together in Craig’s most recent Bond film, Spectre.
No plot details are currently available for the film, apart from the understanding that it will follow the mold of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot stories, with each film following Craig’s Benoit Blanc as he takes on a new mystery with a large pool of suspects. Production is set to begin this summer in Greece.
It’s a big play for Bautista, who is branching out into a new variety of projects on the horizon. Army of the Dead is coming up next, along with an upcoming appearance as Jason Momoa’s brother in the AppleTV+ series See. He is, of course, also reprising his role as Drax in both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Thor: Love and Thunder.