Bruce Willis and action thrillers go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, after the world was shocked to hear about his early retirement from acting due to aphasia, we thought the legendary days of the Die Hard superstar are behind us. Well – not until the Detective Knight series comes out.
It’s one of Bruce’s final projects – a Christmas-based action thriller in the works with the writer/director Edward Drake, who worked with Willis on nine films. The entire series is coming out only months apart, and we’re sure it’ll a must-watch last hurrah (apart from one other project) for all Bruce Willis fans. Here’s everything to know about the Detective Knight series.
How many Detective Knight movies are there?
There are three Detective Knight movies out there, making it an action-thriller trilogy revolving around James Knight (Bruce Willis), a detective going after a gang of masked robbers. The first movie came out on October 21, 2022, the second on December 9, 2022, and the third is slated for a January 20, 2023 release.
Detective Knight movies in order (at a glance)
All three Detective Knight movies are coming out only months apart, from October 2022 to January 2023. The movies are as follows:
- Detective Knight: Rogue (2022)
- Detective Knight: Redemption (2022)
- Detective Knight: Independence (TBR in 2023)
The action-thriller trilogy will be one of the last projects that we’ll ever get to watch Bruce Willis in, apart from another movie called Assassin. That film is expected to hit theaters on March 31, 2023, but is unrelated to the Detective Knight series.
Are Detective Knight movies connected?
All three Detective Knight movies are connected, mainly with the titular character, James Knight, but other recurring characters as well. The plots are also connected to one another chronologically, although each movie has a separate storyline that can be viewed independently from the other films in the series.
Do you need to watch Detective Knight movies in a specific order?
As mentioned, all the Detective Knight movies are connected chronologically, so you should watch them in their release order. That way, you won’t miss any plot details and references to previous installments in the series, as well as some crucial character development. That being said, every movie has its own storyline and can be understood if viewed separately.
What is the best way to watch Detective Knight movies?
The best way to watch Detective Knight movies is in chronological order, which is the same as the release order of the trilogy. It’ll give you the best understanding of the plots, the characters, and how the movies connect to one another.
Detective Knight movies in order (by release date)
1. Detective Knight: Rogue (2022)
Synopsis: James Knight is a detective in Los Angeles, whose partner gets critically wounded by gunshots during an armed robbery right before Halloween. The masked assailants run, but detective Knight goes Rogue to find them and bring justice to his partner.
Knight follows them from LA to New York, where we’re quick to learn that James has a dark past of his own. It comes right back to haunt him, making the hunt for the robbers that much harder.
2. Detective Knight: Redemption (2022)
Synopsis: Following the events of the first movie, James Knight is taken into custody in New York for his past run-ins with the law. While in jail, Knight gets caught in the middle of a big jailbreak, led and organized by a guy known as The Christmas Bomber.
The Christmas Bomber has an entire gang of followers, all dressed in Santa Claus outfits that wreak havoc on the town. Detective Knight is offered a chance at redemption: if he takes down the terrorist gang, along with The Christmas Bomber, he gets his badge – and honor – back. You better believe he’s coming at them with a vengeance and without any mercy.
3. Detective Knight: Independence (TBR in 2023)
“Detective James Knight’s last-minute assignment to the Independence Day shift turns into a race to stop an unbalanced ambulance EMT from imperiling the city’s festivities. The misguided vigilante, playing cop with a stolen gun and uniform, has a bank vault full of reasons to put on his own fireworks show… one that will strike dangerously close to Knight’s home.”
Where to watch Detective Knight movies?
The first movie, Detective Knight: Rogue, is available for buy/rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and Google Play. The second movie is still in selected theaters but was immediately made available on VOD, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and Google Play as well.
The third film is yet to be released on January 20, 2023, and will likely be available on the same platforms as the first two films.
Will there be more Detective Knight movies?
There will be one more Detective Knight movie that’ll complete the trilogy. It will come out on January 20, 2023. After the trilogy is completed, there will be no more Detective Knight movies, at least not in the near future, and certainly without Bruce Willis, who’s already announced his retirement from acting due to aphasia.