The first trailer for the Netflix upcoming sequel, Knives Out 2, also known as Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, was shared on Thursday morning.
Former James Bond actor Daniel Craig, 54, is once again the lead as he has reprised his role of Detective Benoit Blanc from the smash hit original film Knives Out from 2019.
The British star has a superb supporting cast who all make their debut in the fast paced clip: Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline and Janelle Monae can all be seen.
He’s back for more mystery: The first trailer for the Netflix upcoming sequel, Knives Out 2, also known as Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, was shared on Thursday morning
Reprising his role: The James Bond actor will be stepping back into the shoes of the character Detective Benoit Blanc
Supporting cast: The British star has a superb supporting cast who all make their debut in the fast paced clip: Edward Norton, Kate Hudson , Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline and Janelle Monae can all be seen
The anticipated mystery is set to premiere on the popular streaming ‘soon,’ the trailer shared. The movie will also be shown at select theaters, but the date has yet to be announced.
The premise of the new film is: ‘When a tech billionaire Miles Bron, played by Edward Norton, invites some of his nearest and dearest for a getaway on his private Greek island, it soon becomes clear that all is not perfect in paradise.’
Daniel’s character, Detective Blanc, will then have a new mystery on his hands to solve.
Soon! The anticipated mystery is set to premiere on the popular streaming ‘soon,’ the trailer shared. The movie will also be shown at select theaters, but the date has yet to be announced
The man wit the money: The premise of the new film is: ‘When a tech billionaire Miles Bron, played by Edward Norton, invites some of his nearest and dearest for a getaway on his private Greek island, it soon becomes clear that all is not perfect in paradise’
Wild company: Bautista holds a gun as he rides a motorcycle with Madelyn Cline on the back
The clip opens with a four level yacht on the sea as they head to an island.
Next the cast is seen at a dining room table. Craig says, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, a mystery.’
People are looking at a puzzle, moving the pieces round.
‘This is not a game,’ it is also heard as a person with a black leather glove on holds an engraved gun.
At the head of the table: Daniel’s character, Detective Blanc, far right, has a new mystery on his hands to solve
Can they solve the mystery themselves? People are looking at a puzzle, moving the pieces round.
A new look for Kate: At one point Hudson wears her hair in curls as she has on a gold necklace
Dancing queen: Her colorful coat falls off her shoulders as she dances with pals in the background
‘Will you explain it to us then, detective?’ asks Leslie Odom Jr.
Craig looks confused for a bit as he models a light blue shirt and looks off to the side.
Next he is seen in a royal blue and white striped shirt with a yellow handkerchief around his neck as he holds up a glass to his mouth while standing in a swimming pool.
The cast is then seen one by one as Kate makes the most dramatic appearance in an orange strappy bikini with a scarf and hat as she walks by the swimming pool.
Wow time: The cast is then seen one by one as Kate makes the most dramatic appearance in an orange strappy bikini with a scarf and hat as she walks by the swimming pool
Outrageous: Another eye-popping image is of Bautista in small swim trunks as he pools out a gun by the swimming pool. He fires the gun in the air
The daughter of Goldie Hawn is then seen dancing with a black tank top and colorful slacks on.
Another eye-popping image is of Bautista in small swim trunks as he pools out a gun by the swimming pool. He fires the gun in the air.
Craig then tells the guest to ‘lock the doors, stay in your rooms,’ ending with, ‘Everyone is in danger.’
Danger: Craig then tells the guest to ‘lock the doors, stay in your rooms,’ ending with, ‘Everyone is in danger’
Why is she holding up a knife? Hudson is seen in a halter dress with her hair down as she looks spooked
There is danger everywhere and it’s hard to tell who the bad guy is: Hudson looks disturbed here
‘All right, when’s the murder mystery start?’ Odom is heard saying as the cast arrives on the island. Norton looks confused.
In late August the first photos from the film were shared.
One of the first look photos showcased the leading cast sitting around a long dining table, with an ornate chandelier shining above them.
Spooked: Henwick, an English actress and writer who is known for the HBO series Game of Thrones, is seen too
Hiding in the bushes: Monae is seen crouched down in the lavender bushes as she looks scared
Ready to shoot that thing: Cline is holding a fishing gun as she models a bra top at night
While everyone is seated, Daniel and Edward are seen standing on either end of the table.
The second teaser snap showed a behind the scenes look of writer and director, Rian Johnson talking to Janelle before shooting a scene with a stunning background.
Netflix also dropped the teaser photos and premiere date on the company’s main social media pages, adding the caption, ‘Nothing brings friends together like a killer dinner party.’
A first look at the poster: The new poster for Glass Onion shows Craig in a beige suit near the pool with the shadow of others in front of him
During a newly released interview with Tudum on Monday, Rian opened up about his casting choices and the inspiration behind the title of the sequel.
He compared casting for the film to ‘throwing a dinner party.’ The talented director added, ‘You try and invite people that you like. But the reality is you never know.’
‘At the end of the day, just trying to get the best actors in each part, the actors that are most right for each individual part. So, you also just throw the dice and hold your breath. Luckily, we got a great group that really meshed.’
Exciting: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is a sequel to the critically acclaimed 2019 film, Knives Out, which starred not only Daniel Craig, but also Chris Evans and Ana de Armas – the director with Monae
The talented star talked about the number of inspirations for the second film’s premise, which included Agatha Christie and The Last Of Sheila (1973).
‘There are absolutely some very clear inspirations that I took from it. First of all, it’s structured around a group of friends, or frenemies, who all have a power dynamic with one of their successful friends.’
‘It begins with him sending an invitation for them to come and play this murder mystery game at this exotic locale. In The Last Of Sheila, it’s on his yacht, and everything ends up going horribly wrong. That is essentially how Glass Onion begins.’
Original: The first film in the franchise was released in 2019 and garnered critical acclaim, receiving both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations
The filmmaker revealed that Daniel’s character will have a larger role in the central storyline in the upcoming sequel.
He explained that Ana de Armas’s character in Knives Out (2019) was the main protagonist. ‘Whereas, in this one, Blanc gets an invitation to come to this murder mystery on this island. We’re very much meeting these people and getting into this world through his eyes.’
The second film is titled Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and Rian admitted that a Beatles song was the main inspiration to the name.
‘So, the idea of glass came to me, something that’s clear,’ he explained. ‘I’ll be very honest. I literally got out my iPhone and searched my music library with the word ‘glass.’
‘The first thing that came up, because I’m a huge Beatles fan, is ‘Glass Onion,’ he concluded.
Critically acclaimed: Knives Out (2019) became a successful hit after its premiere and theatrical release; Daniel and Ana in a scene from the movie
Knives Out (2019) followed Daniel’s character attempting to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy patriarch after celebrating his 85th birthday at an estate in Massachusetts.
Other cast members included Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas.
After the film’s premiere and theatrical release, the production received global critical acclaim for all aspects of the movie.
Knives Out received an Academy award nomination for Best Screenplay, along with three Golden Globe nominations. On a budget of $40 million, the mystery garnered around $311.4 million in the box office worldwide.
Last year, Netflix paid a total of $469 million for the rights of two additional sequels in the successful franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.