The sequel to 2019’s smash blockbuster Knives Out 2 will arrive on Netflix later this year. That’s not something you have to be Benoit Blanc to understand. The film’s unique comedy, tight editing, and superb ensemble helped it win accolades and become a critical and commercial success (including an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay).
The death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) in a manner never before seen drew widespread interest, and so did Benoit Blanc’s (Daniel Craig) investigation into “who killed who” at the Thrombey home. Netflix has released Glass Onion 2: A Knives Out Mystery (Knives Out 2), a film that is predicted to be as successful as the original.
I just did a surprise #GlassOnion intro at the AMC in burbank and oh my god that crowd was having a party. You’ve still got through Tuesday to see it in theaters! GO GO GO! https://t.co/nCizP2NKA1
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) November 27, 2022
Director/writer Rian Johnson wanted to make more films starring Daniel Craig’s instantly known detective Benoit Blanc even before Knives Out became a box office success. Now that he could continue working on his dream film, Johnson felt relieved. What follows is what we know about the anticipated sequel.
All follows is what we know about the film’s release date, new and returning cast members, and the potential future of a long-running series.
Knives Out 2 Release Date
On September 10 at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery made its world premiere. Additionally, the film will have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 16th, 2022. Between November 23 and November 29, the public will get a small opportunity to see the sequel in theatres.
The movie will be shown at about 600 cinemas, including, in a first for Netflix, AMCs. The movie will hit Netflix on December 23, 2022, right after its premiere. Like its predecessors Don’t Look Up, Bridgerton, The Witcher, and Bird Box, Glass Onion is likely to become a surprise hit over the Christmas holiday.
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Knives Out 2 Cast And Main Lead
Detective Benoit Blanc has moved on to tackle a new crime, and the only returning cast member from the first film is Daniel Craig. And like the original, Glass Onion features a fantastic ensemble cast. Members of the cast include:
- Edward Norton plays the role of Miles Bron.
- Dave Bautista portrays Duke Cody in this image.
- Janelle Monáe, Jr. plays Andi Brand. L. Toussaint is portrayed by Leslie Odom.
- Jessica Henwick portrays Peg.
Knives Out 2 will have “a totally new cast,” as stated by Director Rian Johnson. Note the following:
- Detection officer Benoit Blanc, portrayed by Daniel Craig
- Edward Norton portrays tech mogul Miles Bron.
- Janelle Monáe as tech entrepreneur Cassandra “Andi” Brand and Leslie Odom Jr. as Miles’ scientist Lionel Toussaint.
- Starring Kathryn Hahn as Governor Claire Debella and Dallas Roberts as her husband, Dallas Roberts
- Kate Hudson as Birdie Jay, a fashion designer; Jessica Henwick as Peg, Birdie’s assistant; Madeline Cline as Whiskey, Duke’s lover;
- YouTuber Duke Cody, portrayed by Dave Bautista.
- Miles’ sidekick is played by Ethan Hawke.
- As Duke’s mom, Jackie Hoffman
Knives Out 2 Plotline
Isn’t that interesting? Is the humour lost on you? Sorry. But we can’t say for sure. Johnson and the rest of the cast have been careful to keep the film’s secrets under wraps (for understandable reasons), letting go only a few details here and there.
Since Knives Out 2 isn’t a sequel, we know that Marta and the obnoxious Thrombeys won’t be making a return appearance. In its place, a brand-new, self-contained film will be released, in which Benoit sets out on an exciting new journey.
“think of it simply like another Hercule Poirot novel from Agatha Christie, so a whole new locale, entire new cast,” Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter, comparing the role to Christie’s most renowned creation. Please don’t let it be as awful as Death on the Nile.
Even the film’s title is no longer a secret to us. Johnson has set June 13, 2022 as the release date for Glass Onion: A Knives Out tale, the sequel to Knives Out. Rian also mentioned his desire for Agatha Christie to be an influence on his Benoit Blanc movies in the same tweet. Each picture will have its own identity in terms of its title, tone, scope, and purpose.
The filming location suggests that this mystery will move away from the placid East Coast of the United States and into a significantly more exotic setting. We think (but have not confirmed) that Benoit will be investigating yet another heinous murder mystery, as a change of locale does little to quell humanity’s darkest instincts.
Knives Out 2 Available In Theater
When Knives Out 2 was released in 2019, it became an instant classic. Hopefully, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will do as well as its prequel, The Onion. Investigative service member Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, is back. The sequel will premiere at the 2022 Toronto and BFI London Film Festivals. There is no continuity between the two films in Knives Out 2.
Benoit Blanc is setting out on a brand new journey. Rian Johnson has said that he hopes Agatha Christie’s novels would serve as inspiration for his films.
The world debut of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery took place at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival, and it was then shown at the 2022 London Film Festival. Now, the film will have the broadest theatre release Netflix has ever had from November 23 to November 29, 2022, for a “sneak preview run,” before it is made available exclusively on Netflix’s streaming service in December. You may either see it on Thanksgiving or put it on your Christmas list to see at the theatre. If you want to find out when and where you can view the film, you can do so by visiting its official website.
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Knives Out 2 Where To Watch?
Below, you’ll find the Glass Onion teaser trailer, where you can search for hints. Come to catch a glimpse of the A-list suspects in action, and stay for Benoit Blanc’s striped two-piece swimsuit. There will be no spoilers, so relax.
This marks the first time a Netflix film has opened at one of the three largest theatre chains in the United States. The debut of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will take place in theatres for a limited time over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Seeing Glass Onion on the big screen is a bucket list item. Are you checking it off this weekend? pic.twitter.com/POhQtvK4eB
— Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (@KnivesOut) November 24, 2022
Set on a private island in Greece, the sequel to Knives Out stars Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista. Amanzoe, located in Porto Heli, Greece, was the location of the film’s production.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled that Netflix collaborated with AMC, Regal, and Cinemark to bring Glass Onion to movie theatres for this special sneak preview. I can’t wait to experience the excitement of the crowd watching Glass Onion, as these films are designed to do. I’m thrilled that people all over the world will be able to watch the film thanks to this and Netflix’s upcoming release in December.” the film’s director, Rian Johnson, said in an official statement.
From November 23 until November 29, the film will play in roughly 600 theatres across the United States and a handful of other countries. Here you may find Glass Onion showtimes and purchase tickets online. Fear not if you are unable to attend the premiere in person; the film will be available on Netflix beginning on December 23, 2022, just in time for the holidays.
As for Daniel Craig’s southern investigator Benoit Blanc, he won’t be seen again for a while; Netflix is already planning a third instalment of the Knives Out franchise.
Time in the morning of the day the movie is released (East Coast). As a result, Knives Out 2 will become available to watch on Netflix at midnight on December 23.
Knives Out 1 Recap
Massachusetts hosts a party in honour of Harlan Thrombey, who is 85 years old. Fran, Harlan’s housekeeper, finds his body the following morning. Lieutenant Elliot and Trooper Wagner assume Harlan committed suicide, so they employ Benoit Blanc to investigate on the sly. Blanc observes tensions within Harlan’s family: On his deathbed, Harlan made a series of deathbed vows: he would out his son-in-law Richard for cheating on Linda, he would fire his son Walt from his publishing company, he would have a fight with his grandson Ransom, and he would stop paying Joni’s stipend for stealing from him.
Blanc thought Harlan’s nurse, Marta Cabrera, had given him an excessive amount of morphine. Within minutes of her failure to find the antidote, Harlan passed away. Harlan advised Marta to cover up her mother’s illegal status by committing herself. Harlan’s mom thought Marta was Ransom because she was old. Since lying makes Marta sick to her stomach, she always gives honest but brief responses to questions.
While Blanc is looking into it, she stays out of sight. It comes as a shock that Harlan has only one living relative, but Marta. To spare her the anger of her relatives, Ransom blackmails her into revealing that she is in it for a share of the fortune. While the Thrombeys try to talk Marta out of keeping the bequest, Walt threatens to reveal that Marta’s mother is an illegal immigrant.
Harlan uses the toxicological report as blackmail against Marta. Sarah and Ransom arrive just as the medical examiner’s office catches fire. Marta has been asked to attend a meeting. Following a brief car chase, Blanc and the police apprehend Ransom. Harlan’s mom, according to Blanc, saw Ransom get out of bed the night he died. Fran takes some medicine from Marta. Following CPR, she calls for an ambulance. She divulges to Blanc and the rest of the family that she murdered Harlan, rendering the will null and void due to the slayer rule.
The whole toxicological report for the cannabis in Fran’s estate is in the possession of her heirs. After discovering low levels of morphine in Harlan’s blood, Blanc cuts off Marta’s confession. Blanc informs Marta, Ransom and the authorities: Ransom poisoned Harlan and stole the antidote from his prescription vials so that Marta would never inherit from him. Marta saw the label and immediately knew she had poisoned Harlan. After Marta committed suicide, Ransom convinced Blanc to expose her. Having tampered with the crime scene, Ransom was blackmailed by Fran. To hide Marta’s innocence, he wrote Marta and set fire to the medical examiner’s office. Fran was morphine-overdosed so that Marta could discover her body.
When Marta tells Ransom that Fran is alive and will accuse him, he realises he has been manipulated into killing Harlan. Fran is killed when Marta throws up on him. Now that he knows Wagner is filming the dialogue, he assaults her with Harlan’s retractable stage knife. After hearing his murder confession and seeing Marta’s attempted murder, the police apprehend Ransom. Linda unearths Harlan’s note. Blanc explains to Marta that he initially suspected she murdered Harlan because of a drop of blood he saw on her shoe. From the balcony of Marta’s mansion, her family witnesses Ransom’s arrest.
The screenplay is exceptionally well-written, providing a genuine, classic, amusing, and cerebral mystery.
It’s nice to see a whodunit that sticks to logic and doesn’t resort to unbelievable plot twists only to shock the reader. If you pay close enough attention to the cinematographer’s meticulous framing and the hysterical conversation, you’ll find all the hints you need. There are still plenty of Easter eggs to keep you on your toes even if you get a lot of them. As with the first viewing, this will hold up nicely on subsequent viewings.
The cast that Rian Johnson has put together has fantastic chemistry with one another. In this sequel, Daniel Craig’s performance as Detective Benoit Blanc is even more impressive. Because of this, he can relax and enjoy life a little more. Kate Hudson and Janelle Monáe are my top picks, but it really just depends on your preference for the show’s various characters to determine who you’ll like best. With such a vast ensemble, it’s really difficult to ensure that each actor has adequate screen time, but the screenplay and editing do just that.
If you’re looking for a murder mystery, you’ll find that the cinematography is above average. The actors’ performances and the costume design work hand in hand to give the audience a clear picture of who each person is supposed to be.
They are able to surpass the size of the initial entry in part because of the venue.
You give each character depth despite the humour by giving them real feelings. Bringing out their many strengths and gaining your trust so they can lead you to the killer. Incredibly entertaining, this movie is a treat to watch.
This is a successful continuation, and I can’t wait for the third instalment.
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