Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Sees The Return Of Benoit Blanc
Whodunit fans will have a feast this Christmas with the premiere of Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery. The follow-up to the original murder mystery is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of the year.
That’s because of what the first murder mystery, Knives Out delivered to audiences. Arriving in cinemas in 2019, the modern whodunit followed master detective, Benoit Blanc who was tasked to investigate the death of the patriarch of a wealthy and highly dysfunctional family.
The film stood out for a number of reasons. For one, it was penned and directed by Rian Johnson whose previous effort, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was met with mixed reviews. It also featured Daniel Craig, who was renowned for playing a world famous spy and not a wily private detective.
But Knives Out stood out because of its compelling story, its humour and ensemble cast. Helping to bring the story to life was a talented group of actors the likes of Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.
What’s Glass Onion About?
With the original film being so good, expectations are naturally high for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. However it would seem that the sequel may have the trappings of being a classic in its own right.
In this follow up from Netflix, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colourful suspects. Craig returns to play the lead antagonist and he’s joined by another group of amazing talents. This time around for company, Craig will have Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista to tangle with to uncover what’s behind the mystery.
According to Johnson, Blanc’s penchant for bombast is partly to thank for the film’s title, which pays homage to the 1968 Beatles song of the same name.
“I’m always fishing for something fun that Blanc can grab onto as an overwrought metaphor that he can beat to death,” he says. “This is all in plain sight from the very start. So, the idea of glass came to me, something that’s clear. I’ll be very honest. I literally got out my iPhone and searched my music library with the word ‘glass.’ There’s got to be some good glass songs. I was like, “Oh, is it a glass fortress? Is it a glass castle? Is it a glass man?” The first thing that came up, because I’m a huge Beatles fan, is ‘Glass Onion.’”
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be released globally 23 December on Netflix.