Netflix has released the first trailer for Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” A sequel to the 2019 film, “Glass Onion” sees the return of Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), who travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects.
It should be fun to see how a harmless party full of eccentric guests goes from playing fun games to solving a murder mystery. How does Benoit Blanc find himself in these donut hole situations?
While every sequel ups the ante and stakes with exciting new twists and thrills, Johnson promises that “Glass Onion” won’t be like any other whodunit sequel. And that instead of repeating the same mistakes of other whodunit sequels, the director is taking a brand new approach to the franchise, one that helps make it feel fresh while also still familiar. “The phrase I kept coming back to and talking about the first movie is, ‘It’s a roller coaster and not a crossword puzzle.’ It’s a common mistake in writing whodunits, thinking that you’re making a crossword puzzle, and that the fun is that the audience is actually going to analyze all this and figure it out,” says writer-director-producer Rian Johnson.
According to Johnson, Blanc’s penchant for bombast is partly to thank for the film’s title, which pays homage to the 1968 Beatles song of the same name. “I’m always fishing for something fun that Blanc can grab onto as an overwrought metaphor that he can beat to death,” he says. “This is all in plain sight from the very start. So, the idea of glass came to me, something that’s clear. I’ll be very honest. I literally got out my iPhone and searched my music library with the word ‘glass.’ There’s got to be some good glass songs. I was like, “Oh, is it a glass fortress? Is it a glass castle? Is it a glass man?” The first thing that came up, because I’m a huge Beatles fan, is ‘Glass Onion.'”
Starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Murder Mystery” debuts exclusively on Netflix on December 23, 2022.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Murder Mystery:”
You’re invited to put the pieces together. In the follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects.