Excitement for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is starting to accumulate, with a brand new and beautifully made trailer having graced us earlier today with a peek at Rian Johnson’s colorful cast for Benoit Blanc’s next, not to mention the tantalizing importance of the teaser.
Precursor films left no detail to chance, offering the audience plenty of room to make their own turns while encouraging them to simply go along for a thrilling, mysterious fun ride with the sharp and kind Blank brought to life with a bang by Daniel Craig.
Glass bow looks no different in this regard; because of the changes in setting, both physical and thematic, it feels like a faithful continuation of Johnson’s fun first entry in the series, and the director noted that the art of the whodunit is to mimic a roller coaster, not a crossword puzzle, as he explained in an interview yu s Tudum.
“The phrase I kept coming back to and saying about the first movie was, ‘It’s a roller coaster, not a crossword puzzle.’ A common mistake when writing whodunits is thinking that you’re doing a crossword puzzle, and the best part is that the audience will actually analyze and figure it all out. I know that when I read or watch a whodunit, I always give up on the idea of figuring it out about a third of the way into it.’
Craig is the lone returner from the original Knives away a film in which he is called to a private island in Greece owned by tech billionaire Miles Brawn when a trip attended by some of the wealthy elite turns into a murder scene. Also starring Edward Norton, Jessica Henwick, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Madeline Kline and Janelle Monae. Ethan Hawke is also confirmed to appear in an undisclosed role.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will receive a limited release in theaters in November, before landing on its permanent home on Netflix on December 23rd.