Who doesn’t love a murder mystery party? We can only assume Knives Out‘s famous detective, Benoit Blanc, lives for them. They must feel like child’s play to him. That is—until, the murder stops existing in fiction and crosses over into reality. The full trailer for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery sets the stage for this epic double-cross. But unfortunately for the killer, Benoit Blanc and his accent are immediately in the case.
The trailer for Glass Onion takes us deeper into this sequel to the first Knives Out movie. This time, the murder takes place on an island. And if Agatha Christie has taught us anything, there’s something very nefarious about an island. No one can get to our motley crew of murder mystery partiers, and none of them can get away.
Benoit Blanc says, “There’s been a murder. And the murderer is in plain sight. For at least one person, this is not a game.” And as the Glass Onion trailer unfolds, we can see it absolutely is not a game. Though the attendees of the party all appear as friends on the surface, the drama absolutely runs deep between them all. We’d expect nothing less.
An article from Netflix notes, “The first Knives Out followed a squabbling family, but as in many other places, Glass Onion takes a different approach. Norton plays Miles Bron, a tech billionaire who invites his coterie of friends to a private island for a murder mystery party. The personalities are, shall we say, a little larger this time around.” We definitely can see that from a mile away in this Knives Out trailer. Everyone has their flashiest personalities on.
Interestingly, the Glass Onion trailer also seems to point to a more emotional Benoit Blanc than we saw in Knives Out. Rian Johnson, the writer and director of this Knives Out mystery, further shares:
Blanc has a more central role in this movie. You definitely get to know him a little bit better. In the first one, because of the way it was structured, Marta, Ana de Armas’ character, was very much the protagonist. In a big way, Blanc was the threat.
We can’t wait to learn more about the detective himself this time around. We have a feeling we will sit firmly on his side. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery releases in theaters for “a week-long sneak-preview event from Nov. 23 to 29.” Tickets can be purchased here. Glass Onion will stream on Netflix on December 23.