Here’s Where to Watch and Stream Daniel Craig’s ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ Online
Where to Watch ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’: Ending our long wait to hear his peculiar Southern accent as he walks through clues and devices to solve a crime, Benoit Blanc is coming back just ahead of Christmas with Rian Johnson’s brand new whodunnit, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The overhanging of the title is only a marketing strategy as the film will have no connection to its predecessor, Knives Out. Following the footsteps of Agatha Christie and much like the Hercule Poirot stories, Johnson didn’t want the sequel to be a continuation of the first film. Glass Onion will be more of a standalone murder mystery featuring the strange detective than a proper sequel.
Blanc made his grand appearance in the 2019 hit Knives Out, a fantastic murder mystery film that not only received an insane amount of appreciation from critics and audiences alike but also grossed over $311 million, making it a massive box office success. Unlike Knives Out where the whodunnit wasn’t as important as seeing how Blanc reaches the conclusion, Glass Onion will get him going with a murder that takes place out of nowhere in an odd location.
The possibility of a sequel came even before the release of the first film but Johnson has always been clear about maintaining individualities in however many sequels there may be. Netflix dived deep into its pocket in 2021 to outbid Amazon and Apple and acquire the rights to the Knives Out franchise for not just one but two sequels for $469 million. Lucky for the fans that can’t imagine Blanc without his signature accent, Johnson changed his mind about giving Blanc different accents in different movies.
The details about what sort of a mess Blanc is about to find himself in are pretty tightly wrapped and what’s given out is only to draw you in even more for further chaos. This time around, Blanc will be solving a murder on his tech-millionaire friend Miles Bron’s private Greek Island. What starts as just fun and games between filthy rich friends in a lavish soiree, turns into an actual mystery that needs the brilliant mind of Blanc to be solved.
The trailer invites us into the extravagant weekend the frenemies are about to spend. Blanc shows up shocking everyone as though they’re all somewhat inconvenienced by a detective’s presence. A trip that should have been about a murder mystery game set up by the host, transforms into a real crime scene when a shot is heard.
Glass Onion: Cast
The sequel brings a whole new ensemble cast with only one familiar face. Daniel Craig is back being his Bond antithesis for the shiny new mystery. Brightening up the setting, even more, is Edward Norton with his obnoxious rich guy Miles Bron. Moonlight star Janelle Monae joins the incredible group to play Miles’ ex-business partner Andi. We hope it wasn’t “Agatha all along” when Kathryn Hahn shows up as Claire, the governor of Connecticut. Ethan Hawke will be seen in the role of Miles’ butler and whether it comes as a shock or not, Dave Bautista will be playing Duke, a men’s rights activist.
Where to watch and stream “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” online
Glass Onion had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2022, to positive reviews, and has been screened at several other film festivals since. Netflix has announced that the film will have a limited one-week theatrical release at over 600 theatres across the US and also internationally. Glass Onion will be playing in theatres from 23rd to 29th November 2022.
After the limited theatrical release, Glass Onion will be available for online streaming on Netflix, starting on December 23, just in time for the holidays.