Knives Out fans have taken to Twitter in the days since Glass Onion was released on Netflix to demand that Rian Johnson direct the third film in the franchise, starring an ensemble cast of Muppets alongside a meaty Benoit Blanc blood grabs. To an extent, the campaign is a bit comedic, although it seems filled with genuine hope that such a project could become a reality. When @LolOverruled tweeted, garnering tens of thousands of likes, “I truly believe that if we all keep up the pressure, we can make Knives Out 3 a muppet movie.”
Some envision a movie in the spirit of The Great Muppet Caper and even write entire lines of humorous dialogue for the screenplay. A viral tweet from @cevangelista413 introduces Benoit Blanc, who explains in his southern accent: “Hellbells, these Muppets have engaged in some kind of big antics.”
In fact, Johnson heard the clamor for a “Knives Out” Muppet cracker as noted by Tudum back in August and doesn’t think it would work, although he’s delighted with it. “It’s a joke that I thought was quite brilliant and I actually gave it in the end [it] some serious thoughts,” the director said at the time. However, he thought the two genres would clash. “You would have to make a choice and compromise. If I ever do a Muppet movie, I just want to make a great Muppet movie.”
Still, fans’ desire to see a Muppet crime thriller remains as unshakable as Big Bird’s feathers and has taken on an almost #SnyderCut-like frenzy since Christmas weekend. Of fan art to pleas of great Muppet Fan Accountsit seems the internet is determined to bring a Knives Out and Muppets crossover to life, pulling Johnson’s strings like puppeteers.