Knives Out 2 director Rian Johnson has announced that the upcoming sequel will be titled Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
Johnson made the reveal on his Twitter account on Monday, where he added praise for Agatha Christie’s work and how it will inspire the franchise moving forward.
“Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never treads 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,” Johnson wrote. “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.”
Johnson also released a short title teaser and seemingly confirmed that the sequel (and other future entries) would adopt a different tonal style:
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
While Knives Out was released theatrically, the sequel will stream exclusively on Netflix after the streamer picked up the rights to Knights Out 2 & 3 last year.
Daniel Craig returns as Benoit Blanc alongside another star-studded cast that includes Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr, Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Ethan Hawke, Janelle Monáe and Madelyn Cline.
Bautista, who starred with Craig in 2015’s Spectre, has given his thoughts on the upcoming sequel, saying:
“I really think it’s going to be as good, if not better, than the first one. I’m always afraid to say that because I don’t want anybody to get offended saying that we’re going to be better, but I really do think this. I think the characters are just so much more colorful. I think people are really going to dig this. The characters are just so great. They’re so different. I was working with a couple of my castmates and was mesmerised by their performances and just how well they’ve adapted into these characters. I think the characters in this are even more quirky than the first one.”
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will arrive on Netflix later this year.