Knives Out 2: Glass Onion Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know

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Knives Out 2: Glass Onion Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Unsheathe your knives; the second Knives Out movie already has a title – Glass Onion!

Glass Onion is the second movie in the Knives Out franchise. Knives Out is a mystery film created by Rian Johnson, who was inspired by classic whodunit novels, exactly like the works of author Agatha Christie.

Knives Out was a success, establishing private detective Benoit Blanc as the modern sleuth who shares the same wit and comedic gifts as Hercule Poirot. The first movie revolved around the alleged murder of a family patriarch who hands down his fortune to his nurse, leaving nothing for his children and their families. Everyone is a suspect until more mysteries arise, but Blanc finds out the truth in the end.

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Now that Glass Onion is confirmed, here is everything we know about the Knives Out sequel.

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Knives Out 2: Glass Onion Release Date: When Will the Detective Mystery Film Come Out?

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The next set of suspects

There is no official release date for Knives Out: Glass Onion yet, but there is one detail we can use to make a guess about when the movie will stream on Netflix. A title announcement video for the film was released on June 14, 2022, and it ended with the phrase "Benoit Blanc is back this holiday season," so the second movie of the Knives Out franchise will come out sometime in Winter 2022.

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will debut at the 47th Annual Toronto International Film Festival, an event that will take place between September 8 to September 18. We are still on the lookout for the specific date of the premier. The first Knives Out movie also debut at the TIFF.

We still don't know if Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will stream exclusively on Netflix or if it will premiere in movie houses first before transitioning into our television screens. We know, however, that there will be a third Knives Out film in the future. Netflix and Lionsgate engaged in a bidding war, and Netflix won the rights for the two sequels at a hefty price, reportedly around $469 million.

Glass Onion started filming sometime in late June to early July 2021 and completed principal photography by September 2021. The film was shot in various locations, primarily in Spetses, Greece.

Knives Out 2: Glass Onion Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Netflix Movie?

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Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc

Daniel Craig will return as Benoit Blanc in this second Knives Out movie. Craig is also ready to play Benoit Blanc in the third Knives Out movie if the opportunity comes since he is now available after his final appearance as James Bond in No Time To Die, released in 2021. In his interview with The New York Times for his last Bond movie, Craig described how Benoit Blanc is his next most iconic role after Bond.

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We already know which actors are in Glass Onion, but we don't know the characters they will be playing yet. The supporting cast includes Madelyn Cline (from Outer Banks), Leslie Odom Jr. (from The Many Saints of Newark), and Janelle Monae (from Hidden Figures). We will also see Jessica Henwick (from The Matrix), Kathryn Hahn (of WandaVision), and Ethan Hawke (from Moon Knight). The cast also includes Kate Hudson (from Truth Be Told), Edward Norton (from Fight Club), and Dave Bautista (from the Guardians of the Galaxy).

When Bautista spoke with Slash Film, he described how terrified he was he got the part but also how much it helped him realize how much he values his work.

It feels terrifying. I'm nervous about it. I'm really nervous. It's one of those things where now the pressure's on because people are expecting things from you. I want to deliver. I take pride in that. I'm a game player. I want to throw a touchdown pass. I know the script is brilliant, I know the director is brilliant, and I know everybody that they're going to cast – obviously Daniel [Craig] is there, he's brilliant, and I believe Ed Norton's been cast as well. So the names are going to get bigger and better, and for me, I can't get it out of my head that – there's always going to be a part of me that feels like I'm new to this and I'm still learning, and I want to be able to hold my own. So there is a bit of an intimidation factor, because all these actors and directors are just accomplished and seasoned and award-winners. But at the end of the day, this is how I gauge my career, the people I'm working with. The projects that I'm on, the directors that I work with. So I know being announced as part of this cast is a huge statement, because the first film crushed.

The first Knives Out movie that came out in 2019 also had a star-studded cast that included Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Toni Colette. The movie also included Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Don Johnson, Jaeden Martell, and Chris Evans.

Knives Out 2: Glass Onion Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

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Benoit Blanc arriving on the scene of the crime

Rian Johnson is still the writer and director for the second Knives Out movie, now called Glass Onion: A Knives Out mystery. Johnson also wrote and directed the first Knives Out movie, and he was the one who created the entire concept of Knives Out, so it makes sense that he is also the creative force behind the second movie.

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Knives Out 2: Glass Onion Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Sequel?

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You need perception to know a real knife from a prop knife

Details about the plot of the second Knives Out film are still well-kept under wraps, so we don't know what the story will be about. We can try to deduce the potential plot based on the title, but 'glass onion' can mean many things. It can refer to a type of wine bottle, a type of a light fixture, or a monocle (if you are British). The title may also allude to the hit song by The Beatles, a symbolic song that can refer to transparency and multiple layers of mystery.

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Whatever the plot may be, we can expect it to be another intriguing whodunit mystery that happens in international territories.

Knives Out 2: Glass Onion Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Knives Out Season 2: Glass Onion?

There is no official trailer for Glass Onion yet, but it was part of the movie preview Netflix released on February 3, 2022, along with other Netflix movies to be released this year. You can watch the preview here:

On June 14, 2022, Netflix released a title announcement video, finally renaming the second movie as Glass Onion.

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Knives Out creator, writer, and director Rian Johnson also shared the announcement video via a tweet.

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Where to Watch Knives Out 2: Glass Onion: Where Can I Watch the Sequel?

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Knives Out 2: Glass Onion

You can watch Glass Onion on Netflix once it is released. You can also watch the first Knives Out movie while waiting for the sequel to come out. There are more shows and movies you can also watch on the streaming site, like Sweet Tooth, Locke and Key, Spiderhead, The Umbrella Academy, and First Kill.

Knives Out gave us an exciting and entertaining story with a plot and delivery that easily align it with the classic mystery novels. We can look forward to another enjoyable story with Glass Onion, as proven by how interested we already are with the title alone. Benoit Blanc will surely keep us guessing.