The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is the sequel to “Knives Out” movie. When it was released in 2019, Rian Johnson‘s “Knives Out” was everything that box office successes weren’t meant to be. The film features a stellar group of character actors with a script they could really get their teeth into in a unique, mid-budget crime story. The end result is a genuinely enjoyable film with enough amusing plot twists and turns and an as relevant as ever “Eat the Rich” message. In the end, Johnson produced a greater whodunit in the vein of Agatha Christie than the current Kenneth Branagh adaptations.
Johnson is currently putting the last touches on two “Knives Out” sequels for Netflix, which paid over $500 million for the rights in March 2021. (snatching the franchise away from its original home at Lionsgate). Since then, the streamer has verified that the first of those sequels would, mercifully, be called something other than “Knives Out 2.”
Continue reading to learn what we currently know about “Glass Onion” if you’re ready to start unraveling this twisted web and finding the tiny donut at the heart of this donut.
What is the Release Date of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?
No release date has been set for Glass Onion. This sequel, unlike the first, will only be available on Netflix; a cinematic release is not currently planned for it. The streaming behemoth paid “at least twice” less for the second and third Knives Out films than the original distributor Lionsgate was prepared to pay.
Is There a Trailer for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?
In the sequel to Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,” detective Benoit Blanc journeys to Greece to unravel a mystery involving a fresh set of suspects. The trailer is not available. But do check out the title announcement.
Who is in the Cast of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?
- Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc
- Edward Norton
- Janelle Moná
- Kathryn Hahn
- Leslie Odom Jr.
- Jessica Henwick
- Madelyn Cline
- Kate Hudson
- Dave Bautista
- Ethan Hawke
What is the Plot of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?
The video confirms that Benoit Blanc, the private investigator who solves mysteries, will return to the case “this Christmas season,” which is consistent with earlier rumors that “Glass Onion” will be released before the end of the year (much like “Knives Out” debuted in late November in 2019). Additionally, it has been said that Netflix wants the movie to tour the festival circuit before it is most likely only shown in a few cinemas before streaming. Therefore, it appears you might have a chance of seeing Mr. Blanc back on the big screen again.
Benoit Blanc will travel to Greece to “peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of suspects” in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” according to the description provided by Netflix along with the announcement video. (Get it? Because onions have layers. Yes, I am aware that you have seen “Shrek,” too. However, to avoid getting ahead of ourselves, it’s probably wise to avoid interpreting the movie’s title and what it might mean for Mr. Blanc’s next case too thoroughly.
In fact, “Glass Onion” subtly borrows its name from the Beatles song of the same name from 1968, which was included in the group’s renowned “White Album.” The Beatles’ followers, many of whom John Lennon believed were reading too much into their frequently meaningless lyrics, where the target audience for the song that he intended to confuse. The plot of “Knives Out” does, however, at one-time feature knives, so who knows? Perhaps Rian Johnson is performing four-dimensional chess out here, and onions will play a significant role in the movie’s plot.
As far as we are aware, Daniel Craig is the only “Knives Out” actor returning for “Glass Onion” (barring a surprise Ana de Armas cameo). Although I’m still clinging to the hope that Craig will wear a whole foreign dialect for the sequel that nobody ever comments on, it’s unlikely that he will still have his utterly convincing Southern accent when he does.
How is the Movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Rated?
The movie is rated PG-13 with strong Language, drug content, violence, and sexual content.
Who is the Director of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?
Rian Johnson is the director of the movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
What is the Genre of the Movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?
The genre of the movie is thriller and mystery.
What is the Final Verdict on the Movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?
The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is the first program for this year’s TIFF to be made public. One of the largest streamer deals in history, according to sources, the ultimate Netflix agreement for the sequels was valued at more than $400 million. So, it’s worthwhile to see this part as well.