As its title implies, this is the follow-up to Rian Johnson’s brilliant 2019 whodunit movie, Knvies Out. Check out the new official trailer for Glass Onion here:
While this is a follow-up to a Johnson’s 2019 movie, it features an all-new cast, with only Daniel Craig returning as the famed detective, Benoit Blanc. This means you can watch this movie without seeing the first one!
The film’s premise is described as:
Benoit Blanc returns to peel back the layers in a new Rian Johnson whodunit. This fresh adventure finds the intrepid detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek island, but how and why he comes to be there is only the first of many puzzles. Blanc soon meets a distinctly disparate group of friends gathering at the invitation of billionaire Miles Bron for their yearly reunion. Among those on the guest list are Miles’ former business partner Andi Brand, current Connecticut governor Claire Debella, cutting-edge scientist Lionel Toussaint, fashion designer and former model Birdie Jay and her conscientious assistant Peg, and influencer Duke Cody and his sidekick girlfriend Whiskey. As in all the best murder mysteries, each character harbors their own secrets, lies and motivations. When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect. Returning to the franchise he began, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rian Johnson writes and directs Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and assembles another all-star cast that includes a returning Daniel Craig alongside Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
As someone who loved the first Knives Out, this is easily one of my most anticipated movies of December. And while it’s not yet out, the film was already screened at the Toronto International Film Festival where it got great reviews.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will premiere on Netflix on December 23, 2022.