Rian Johnson reveals 'Knives Out' sequel title. No, it's not 'Knives Out 2.'

News alert: the follow-up to Rian Johnson's 2019 murder mystery Knives Out is not, in fact, named Knives Out 2.

Johnson revealed on Twitter that the highly anticipated sequel, set to release later this year, is actually called (drumroll please)… Glass Onion. The announcement was accompanied by a quick teaser that emphasized the film's stacked ensemble cast, which includes Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Janelle Monáe, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista. Daniel Craig returns as master detective Benoit Blanc.

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We have a lot to thank Knives Out for, from Benoit's donut hole monologue to Chris Evans wearing that cable-knit sweater. However, aside from the title reveal coincidentally being announced on Evans's birthday (happy birthday, you mustachioed icon), Johnson made it clear that Glass Onion would be a completely different film from Knives Out.

In a Twitter thread, he wrote:

Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never tread 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.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.When I made Knives Out, that’s what excited me about the prospect of making more mysteries with Daniel as Benoit Blanc – to emulate Christie and have every film be like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, reason for being… and (ta dah) title.

So there you have it. Knives Out 2 is dead, long live Glass Onion. We can't wait to see what Johnson and Benoit Blanc have in store for us next.

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