‘Knives Out’ Sequel ‘Glass Onion’ - Netflix Reveals The Star Studded Casts
Who doesn't enjoy a good mystery?
The upcoming mystery movie ‘Knives Out’ Sequel ‘Glass Onion’ and its cast are based on this question.
Glass Onion is the first of two follow-ups to Rian Johnson's Knives Out, which came out in 2019.
According to Deadline, the first movie was the second-highest-grossing original film of 2019.
With a character like Daniel Craig's detective Benoit Blanc, it's not surprising that Johnson (and a streaming service like Netflix) would see the potential of adding more mysteries for Blanc to solve.
Now, it doesn't look like fans will have to wait long for the new movie: On August 22, Netflix released the first photo of the cast from the set.
They also announced that the movie would be available worldwide on Netflix on December 23.
The movie will also be shown in some theaters, but no one knows when.
The date of December 23 is also close to Christmas.
If we learned anything from the first movie, it's that nothing brings people together like a mystery.
The star-studded whodunit directed by Rian Johnson got the first look on Netflix, along with a release date and some new plot points.
The movie will be about Benoit Blanc, the eccentric private eye with a Southern accent played by Daniel Craig in Knives Out.
He is asked to solve a murder on the private Mediterranean island of tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton).
Johnson says that Blanc will be the main character in Glass Onion, which is different from the first movie, where Blanc was often an enemy of the main character, Marta Cabrera (Ana de Armas).
"You definitely get to know him a little bit better," Johnson says.
We don't know if Cabrera or any of the arguing Thrombey family members from Knives Out will come back, but star Jamie Lee Curtis thinks the family will be in therapy instead.
Johnson says that the movie was inspired by Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot books, like the original, as well as a number of sun-soaked murder mysteries, especially The Last of Sheila, which came out in 1973.
Onion Glass Johnson also explains the sequel's mysterious, Beatles-inspired name.
He says that Glass Onion is part of one of Blanc's complicated, confusing metaphors, like his famous "donut hole in the donut's hole" speech in Knives Out.
Johnson wanted to use glass in the metaphor, so he looked for a song with the right title: "I was like, "Oh, is it a glass fortress? Is it made of glass? Is it a glass man?" I'm a huge Beatles fan, so the first thing that came to mind was "Glass Onion."
John Lennon made the words to "Glass Onion" hard to understand on purpose so that people who were looking for a deeper meaning in the Beatles' music would be confused.
Dave Bautista, Madelyn Cline, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, and Leslie Odom Jr. are also in the movie Glass Onion.
It is made by Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman, who often works with Johnson on making movies.
It was shot on location in the Greek resort town of Porto Heli, which Johnson said was "like a summer vacation" for the cast and crew.
A second Knives Out sequel is in the works, which will also be directed by Johnson.
In 2021, Netflix paid $469 million for the rights to both movies.
Knives Out is a murder-mystery movie from the United States that came out in September 2019.
It follows Detective Benoit Blanc as he looks into the death of a wealthy patriarch on his 85th birthday.
As Blanc digs deeper, he also finds out about the family's strained relationships and the housekeeper's death, which adds more mystery and excitement to the whodunit movie.
Now, this year Knives Out Sequel 'Glass Onion will be released.