The next Knives Out movie now has a name, cast, destination (Netflix needs this) and not much else.
If you loved the twists and turns of Rian Johnson’s original murder-mystery thriller Knives Out, you’ll be almost equally confused by the trailer for the sequel, which Netflix posted on Twitter.
The short reveals a title – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which could be a reference to a monocle, which hero investigator Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, doesn’t use, or the classic Beatles song.
If it’s the latter, then this will be another “nothing is what it seems” mystery, as the song Glass Onion referred to peeling layer after layer of a semi-translucent onion to find that you could see through it all the time – in In other words, don’t analyze too much, don’t think too much.
That title confirms that this is just one of at least two sequels, and that we could be in a long line of future ‘Knives Out Mysteries’.
The mystery is just beginning. Benoit Blanc returns in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Coming this holiday season to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/nydz4xtLbyJune 13, 2022
The 18-second teaser doesn’t offer any footage, just a cast list. Still, it’s pretty early, confirming most of the names we already knew. In addition to Craig’s return, the main list includes Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline and Dave Bautista.
While no release date is offered, we have ‘This Holiday Season’, which means we can expect the thriller to hit Netflix – at least for US viewers – anywhere between mid-October and early January.
The original Knives Out was a low-budget ($18 million) and unexpected hit (earning $310 million globally), but expectations for the sequel are much higher. Plus, Netflix, which has had a pretty terrible 2022, could use a big hit to help keep the momentum going after Stranger Things: Season 4 ends in July.
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