Rian Johnson, the man who brought us the 2019 smash-hit, Knives Out, has revealed the title for the highly-anticipated sequel – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
The surprising title comes about in the bid to make this profitable franchise more like the other detective movies that inspired it, particularly those of Agatha Christie. In some ways, Johnson’s Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig) can be likened to Christie’s Hercules Poirot, and with this move to make the sequels more anthology-like, they now have one more thing in common.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be directed by Rian Johnson, who helmed the first movie, and will again star Daniel Craig as detective Benoit Blanc. Supporting him is a new ensemble cast, just like in the first movie; the lineup includes Dave Bautista, Madelyn Cline, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson, Edward Norton, and Leslie Odom Jr., to mention but a few.
Not much is known about the sequel’s plot yet, but according to a Netflix description, it looks like it’ll take place in Greece.
The movie is expected during a holiday season later this year, most likely Christmas.