Daniel Craig‘s divisive southern drawl is returning to screens once again. The James Bond actor’s turn as Detective Benoit Blanc in the surprise hit thriller Knives Out stun audiences when it was released back in 2019 and now, Netflix has confirmed the title and all-star cast for the follow-up whodunnit. Entitled Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the sequel will see Craig back on the case once more, this time taking his talents for deduction to the stunning islands of Greece.
Knives Out 2 Title
Set to release in quarter four of this year, Knives Out 2 follows the successful formula that made the initial release such a breakthrough film, not to mention, scored Craig a massive USD$100 million salary. Taking inspiration from the Agatha Christie novels of old, with a healthy dose of humour thrown in, the original Knives Out saw Blanc hot on the trail of a vicious murder. When Harlan Thrombey, a reputable crime novelist was found dead after his 85th birthday celebration, his entire oddball family comes under suspicion, leading to an almost Cluedo-like journey through alibis and motives.
Starring an absolutely stacked cast that included Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon and Don Johnson, the thriller took the unassuming world by storm, and Glass Onion is looking to replicate the feat. Director Rian Johnson took to Twitter to confirm the highly anticipated sequel, dropping a quick teaser that showed off a formidable cast of A-listers.
Knives Out 2 Cast
For Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Daniel Graig will be joined by three-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, seminal musician Janelle Monáe, funny women Kathryn Hahn and Leslie Odom Jr., Game of Thrones star Jessica Henwick, Outer Banks‘ Madelyn Cline with Hollywood royalty Kate Hudson and Marvel favourite Dave Bautista. According to the official synopsis, the follow-up will see Detective Benoit Blanc travel to Greece to “peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colourful suspects”.
In a Twitter thread revealing the new title and information, Johnson expressed his admiration for Agatha Christie’s work, noting that while there is a formulaic aspect to a great mystery film, there must be surprises along the way.
“Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never tread water creatively. I think there’s a misperception that her books use the same formula over and over, but fans know the opposite is true,” he said. “It wasn’t just settings or murder methods, she was constantly stretching the genre conceptually. Under the umbrella of the whodunnit she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, glam travelogues. When I made Knives Out, that’s what excited me about the prospect of making more mysteries with Daniel as Benoit Blanc – to emulate Christie and have every film be like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, reason for being… and (ta dah) title.”
Knives Out 2 Release Date
Knives Out 2, now known as Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will premiere in the last quarter of this year. Written, directed and co-produced by Rian Johnson, alongside Ram Bergman, we do declare the new Knives Out sequel could be the thriller release of the year.
What is the Knives Out 2 release date?
In an announcement in June, Netlfix and director Rian Johnson confirmed that the Knives Out sequel, entitled Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will release later this year, earmarked for quarter 4.
Who is in Knives Out 2?
For Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Daniel Graig will be joined by three-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, seminal musician Janelle Monáe, funny women Kathryn Hahn and Leslie Odom Jr., Game of Thrones star Jessica Henwick, Outer Banks' Madelyn Cline with Hollywood royalty Kate Hudson and Marvel favourite Dave Bautista.