Dave Bautista Reunites With Daniel Craig For ‘Knives Out’ Sequel

It’s going to be a Spectre reunion on Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel! Deadline reports Dave Bautista will join Daniel Craig in the anticipated film, a followup to Johnson’s hit 2019 whodunnit which Netflix recently paid a whopping sum to acquire, along with the third film.

Details on Bautista’s role are unclear, of course, as we know little about the sequel’s plot. I would advise against assuming him to be a villain, despite his role as a baddie in the James Bond film. He’s extremely funny and could play a comedic character, while his roles in Blade Runner 2049 and My Spy showed a sensitive side, as well.

It’s a busy time for Bautista, as he’s got Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead coming up this week. He’ll also be seen in the Dune remake, and will reprise his role as Drax in Thor: Love & Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

Knives Out 2 begins shooting this summer.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.