Why We’re Excited For Benoit Blanc’s New Mystery
While 2019 Knives out Breakout star Ana De Armas is busy playing Marilyn Monroe in the already controversial fictional biopic Blond, Knives Out 2 continues the adventures of old-fashioned, carefree gentleman detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), but this time in beautiful Greece! In a big departure from the cold, gothic New England setting of the first film, our favorite detective from the old south will be along the shores of the beautiful Mediterranean, solving a mystery yet unknown to the public.
Detective Benoit Blanc will be joined by a whole new roster of eccentric and wealthy gold diggers, sociopaths and/or criminals of great fame and reputation. Here’s why we’re excited for the upcoming film and, more specifically, why we’re so excited to see Benoit Blanc pick up his next sunny, smooth and suave case in The glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads!
From New England to the Mediterranean
While the plot details for The glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads are still being kept under wraps, it’s probably safe to say that the film will be about metaphorical glass onions rather than actual glass onions.
We know from the first glance that it will take its pace on the breathtaking Greek coasts, both on the shore and on the Mediterranean Sea, and that there is a boat involved. Maybe a good old “man overboard” situation is brewing? Benoit Blanc will wear his finest white sheets and will probably plunge headlong into this new adventure again. Such a warm, seaside environment feels so out of place for Blanc, who fits in so well in the cold, affluent Massachusetts town of the first film, so we’re excited to see how he functions with his toes in the sand.
The film returns to us from writer and director Rian Johnson, but with a totally different production company and cast format than the first. Lionsgate was originally going to produce the sequel like the original, but obviously Netflix made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.
The glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads will stream on Netflix with no announced plans for a theatrical release. This was a totally unprecedented deal since the first film was such a surprise hit in theaters in 2019. Knives out was also a welcome departure from the more established blockbusters that in recent years have seemed to dominate silver screens around the world.
An all-new star-studded cast
The glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads The cast is wonderfully star-studded, featuring many of the most talented names in the industry. The film will star Kathryn Hahn, a prolific Hollywood actress who finally rose to prominence after her performance as Agatha in Wanda Vision, David Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Outer Banks), Madelyn Cline (External banks, stranger things), Samara weaving (Ready or Not, Nine perfect strangers), Janelle Monae (We the people, hidden numbers, Jessica Henwick (Matrix Resurrections, Blade Runner: Black Lotus), Leslie Odom Jr (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hamilton)Edward Norton (fight club, The French Dispatch), and Ethan Hawke (The Black Phone, moon knight).
Who is detective Benoît Blanc?
Onions have layers, as we all know by now, so The glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads will most likely be the kind of multi-layered mystery that only master craftsman Rian Johnson can whip up. It is certainly a mystery that first makes no sense, then forces us before leading the viewer to a shocking and original conclusion.
It is important to emphasize that despite the first Knives out film, the public knows very little about Benoit Blanc himself. He immerses himself in the world of his business and no details about him are ever revealed. Does he have a family? How did he become a detective? Will the sequel answer these questions for us? We have so many questions about it! It is unlikely that he hides a dark past. His cheerful and open demeanor indicates that he has all his affairs in order and is completely free and willing to devote all his attention and energy to the current crisis and its most favorable resolution.
When can we watch Knives Out 2?
The glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads will premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival between September and October, but it’s not yet known when audiences will be able to catch this delightful mystery on Netflix. While we will miss the Throne of Knives, we can’t wait to see what Rian Johnson has cooked up for us this time around when the movie premieres later this year!