Rian Johnson’s Knives Out Sequel Gets Official Title
Published 4 months ago
We may have not gotten any updates on Rian Johnson’s next Star Wars project, but he has teamed up with Netflix for a whole bunch of films set in the world of Knives Out. The sequel is currently underway, and we now have an official title.
As per THR, the sequel to Knives Out has been revealed to be Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The plot reads: “In the sequel, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects.”
Here’s the official title and cast reveal for Glass Onion:
Benoit Blanc’s next case, the follow up to Knives Out, is called GLASS ONION. pic.twitter.com/6Zo0g1VX11
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 13, 2022
Johnson also talksa bit about how Agatha Christie inspires the Knives Out franchise. He writes:
Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never tread water creatively. I think there’s a misperception that her books use the same formula over and over, but fans know the opposite is true… It wasn’t just settings or murder methods, she was constantly stretching the genre conceptually. Under the umbrella of the whodunnit she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, glam travelogues.
Though the mystery in Knives Out is kind of open-and-shut, there is still a lot of areas where the character of Benoit Blanc can go, and many other characters and kooks he can interact with.
Since I am an avid fan of The Last Jedi, I kind of always want to see Johnson succeed, especially now that he has a perpetual troll army following him online and criticizing everything he does in bad faith. With Knives Out being such a fun take on the genre, I hope that Glass Onion will give us another fun mystery to solve with Craig’s detective character.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is set to come out sometime in the holiday season.