You don’t have to be Benoit Blanc to find out knife out was an instant hit when it hit theaters in 2019. The quirky humor, sharp editing, and powerful cast of this crime thriller garnered critical acclaim, box office success, and award recognition (including an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay). Benoit Blancs (Daniel Craig) ‘Who Killed Who’ investigations at Thrombey Mansion following unprecedented death of crime writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) was an instant eye-catcher. And now Netflix has decided to gift us the sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mysterywhich raises great hopes of becoming as big as its predecessor.
before knife out got all the fuss, writer/director Ryan Johnson was already eager to make more stories under the direction of Craig’s instantly iconic detective Benoit Blanc. Luckily, Johnson was able to continue his vision in the upcoming film. With the sequel on the horizon, here’s what we know about the highly anticipated sequel.
Here’s everything we know so far about the release date, new and returning cast members, and the future of this potential saga.
Editor’s Note: This article was last updated on October 8th to add new footage, early reactions, reviews and theatrical release date updates.
Does Glass Onion have a release date?
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery had its world premiere on September 10, 2022 at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was also screened at the BFI London Film Festival on October 16, 2022. When the general public can see the sequel, the film will have a limited theatrical run from November 23rd to November 29th. The film will then be released worldwide on Netflix on December 23, 2022. Christmas weekend has previously been a heavyweight for Netflix with titles like Don’t look up, Bridgeton, The Witcherand birdhouse topped the charts over the holidays and glass onion will probably be no different.
What is behind the title Glass Onion?
Rian Johnson has announced that the sequel will be called Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The name is inspired by 1968 beatles song of the same name.
Is Glass Onion a direct sequel to Knives Out?
Despite the fact that many Hollywood favorites were scene thieves knife out (It was so great to see Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Collette, and more together in the same feature film), Rian Johnson has confirmed that the sequel will have a completely different narrative. In an interview with SiriusXM in February last year, the director drew an analogy with the author Agatha Christie when he explains that not every crime novel happens with the same scenario. He said he would like to explore the genre with different characters, a new location and a different dynamic.
As previously mentioned, most of the cast from the first film will not be returning glass onion. If they do show up it would be in a surprise cameo. Jamie Lee Curtis, who played the role of Linda Drysdale, even cleared the air about the Thrombey family’s return to screens with an Instagram post alluding to them spending some time in therapy and away from Benoit Blanc. Speaking of detective Benoit Blanc, the character leads the cast glass onion while he investigates another mystery. Netflix acquired the rights to the next installment of the franchise for over $450 million, and part of the deal was bringing Daniel Craig on the project.
Next to the 007 Alum, there will be new actors joining the cast glass onion and many of them are just as outstanding as the renowned cast in the previous film. Kate Hudsonpopularly known for her role in Almost famousShe will be part of the sequel as fashion designer Birdie Jay. Other confirmed names are Leslie Odom Jr. as Lionel Toussaint, a scientist Edward Norton as Miles Bron, a tech billionaire David Bautista as Duke Cody, a YouTube celebrity, Janelle Monae as Cassandra “Andi” Brand, a tech entrepreneur Catherine Hahn as Claire Debella, a Connecticut governor running for Senate, Madelyn Cline as Whiskey, Duke’s friend and assistant, and Jessica Henwick as Peg, Birdie’s assistant. Ethan Hawke is also reportedly in an undisclosed role in the film after being spotted on set.
When and where did Glass Onion film?
According to Rian Johnson’s tweet, the glass onion Production began on July 28 and was filmed in Greece. Some of the images from the set that have been released online were taken on the island of Spetches.
Filming completed in Greece in July 2021 and production officially ended in September of the same year.
Netflix released the first official trailer for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on September 8, 2022. The minute-and-a-half preview gives us our first really good glimpse into the overall feel of the film, but is noticeably thin on every plot detail. The trailer includes clips of parties, motorcycle chases, Dave Bautista in a Speedo firing a pistol, and an unusual looking sliding puzzle. We also received a clip from the September 24 film, which you can check out below:
What is the plot of Glass Onion?
Even after the release of the first trailer, the plot for the sequel is still largely unknown. What we do know is that Rian Johnson mentioned “multiple murders” in the same post he shared to Twitter on day one on set, which could indicate a lot is about to happen there glass onion.
The official synopsis from Netflix reads:
Tech billionaire Miles Bron takes his friends on a trip to his private Greek island. When someone is found dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put in charge of the case.
Will there be a Knives Out 3?
We don’t usually get the good news before the release of the first sequel, but Netflix is full of surprises. The $450 million deal they signed with Rian Johnson includes both glass onion and knife out 3, which Johnson will once again write and direct. Daniel Craig will also return knife out 3although the second sequel is a separate production and will not be shot back-to-back glass onion. So we’ll have to wait a little longer for the third one knife out Movie.
Considering how successful knife out was, many people have hoped to see if glass onion would match the predecessor. And now that we have some early reactions from critics who have seen the film, it looks like those folks are going to be more than happy. In any case, the film is even better than the first one with Collider’s Ross Bonaime Call it “bigger, crazier” and “even curvier”.
Read an excerpt from Collider’s Glass Onion Review
As we mentioned above, the reactions to glass onion were phenomenal, with the film earning a score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and 81% on Metacritic. Ross Bonaime rated the film for Collider, giving the film an A. Read on for an excerpt from the review, or click here to read the full article:
if knife out was Johnson’s way of reconfiguring the mystery film, glass onion is Johnson’s way of once again defying the expectations of the genre, withholding details, revealing some sooner than expected and completely turning what audiences think is coming next on its head. Johnson is so much fun to watch in this mode, especially with a cast that is so unrelentingly fun and playful. With glass onionJohnson proves to be a film disruptor of the highest order.
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