‘Glass Onion’ sharpens the ‘Knives Out’ formula in a polished Netflix sequel
Rian Johnson’s thoughts on ‘Glass Onion’
Rian Johnson, the writer and director of ‘Knives Out’, has been forced to add a subtitle to the upcoming sequel ‘Glass Onion’, after expressing his dislike for the title. Johnson prefers not to have “A Knives Out Mystery” in the title for ‘Glass Onion’, according to an article in Variety. However, it seems that he has been overruled on this occasion.
‘Knives Out’ success and anticipation for the sequel
‘Knives Out’, which was released in 2019, was a surprise hit, grossing $311.4 million worldwide and earning critical acclaim. The murder mystery film was praised for its twisty plot, sharp writing and ensemble cast, which included the likes of Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis.
With its success, it was no surprise when a sequel was announced, and the anticipation for the second installment is high, especially with the announcement that it will be released on Netflix.
What can we expect from ‘Glass Onion’?
While there are no details yet about the plot of ‘Glass Onion’, we can expect it to follow a similar formula to its predecessor. Johnson has said that he enjoyed the experience of writing and directing the first ‘Knives Out’, and that he plans to continue making mystery movies in that vein.
The first film was set in a sprawling mansion, with a wealthy family at the center of the investigation, and we can expect ‘Glass Onion’ to take a similar approach. What will set it apart, however, is the addition of new characters and the continuation of the story of detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig.
The cast of ‘Glass Onion’
Alongside Craig, ‘Glass Onion’ is set to feature an impressive cast, with many returning faces from the first film. Ana de Armas is confirmed to be returning as Marta Cabrera, and other returning cast members include Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon and Don Johnson.
Newcomers to the ‘Knives Out’ universe include Kate Hudson, who will reportedly play the daughter of Craig’s character, and Edward Norton, whose role has yet to be revealed.
The ‘Knives Out’ sequel ‘Glass Onion’ is already shaping up to be a must-watch for fans of the first film and newcomers alike. With its stellar cast, clever writing and stylish visuals, it’s sure to be another hit for Rian Johnson and a welcome addition to the murder mystery genre.