Netflix's Knives Out Sequel Gets Unexpected Official Title

After Netflix reportedly bought the rights for the Knives Out franchise for $469 Million, the hype behind the upcoming sequel instantly expanded. The sequel already wrapped up filming last year, and a threequel was also confirmed under the streaming service. Now, Rian Johnson finally announces the Knives Out sequel is officially titled, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

In a series of tweets, Knives Out director Rian Johnson reveals that he took inspiration from veteran author Agatha Christie, who invented the detective novel genre. Johnson also wrote, "When I made Knives Out, that’s what excited me about the prospect of making more mysteries with Daniel as Benoit Blanc - to emulate Christie and have every film be like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, reason for being… and (ta dah) title."

The director concluded, "Much more to come!

The first teaser about the upcoming sequel was released in February, in Netflix's 2022 Movie Preview. The teaser hints that Detective Blanc's latest conflict somehow revolves around another dysfunctional family or they might be related in other ways.

Daniel Craig will reprise the role of the brilliant Detective Blanc. Alongside the No Time to Die star, he will be joined by another set of ensembled casts with Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Ethan Hawke. Noah Segan also is set to return as Trooper Wagner.

Both Netflix and Johson confirmed that the sequel would premiere during the holiday season but did not directly announce if it would arrive on either Netflix or the big screens. Nevertheless, fans can still expect it sometime in November or December.

Also read: Knives Out 2 Wraps Filming Says Director Rian Johnson

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