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Knives Out sequel: Director Rian Johnson emphatically announces the title of the new Benoit Blanc mystery!

Rian Johnson, the writer-director of the Knives Out films, took to social media to unveil a small title teaser of the much-awaited sequel

  • Swaroop Kodur

Last Updated: 06.32 PM, Jun 13, 2022

Knives Out sequel: Director Rian Johnson emphatically announces the title of the new Benoit Blanc mystery!
A still from Knives Out (2019)

The making of Rian Johnson's much-awaited Knives Out sequel is well on its course and to make things better for the fans, the filmmaker has revealed the title of this upcoming mystery. This exciting update comes about a year after the filming began and detective Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig) will be seen unraveling a new intriguing case called Glass Onion, A Knives Out Mystery.

Rian Johnson also shared a short title teaser of Glass Onion and promised the fans of the franchise that there's a lot to come as far as updates related to the film are concerned. The same teaser also lists out the cast members of the sequel which features a completely new ensemble. No Time to Die actor Daniel Craig reprises his role as the gentleman sleuth Benoit Blanc and joining him are Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Dave Bautista, and Kate Hudson. 

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The 2019 film Knives Out, written and directed by Rian Johnson, was made with a modest budget of $40 million but went on to be judged a global "sleeper hit" with collections close to $315 million. Following this, as revealed by Deadline, Netflix won a three-way battle against Apple and Amazon and commissioned two Knives Out sequels for a whopping amount of $450 million, making it one of the biggest signing contracts on OTT. Glass Onion will be released during the 2022 holiday season and will follow Benoit Blanc's beguiling journey which leads him to Greece to get to the bottom of a new mystery.

In his Tweet, Johnson also referred to the striking Agatha Christie inspiration and how he wished to "emulate" her through his Knives Out films, thus establishing his own tonality in the detective/mystery genre. Interestingly, Daniel Craig came to star in the first film when an unintended creative break, resulting due to Danny Boyle exiting No Time to Die, allowed him to pick a new film until the producers of the James Bond film found another director. Rian Johnson's film fell into his lap just at the right time and the rest, as they say, is history.