Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, is hitting Netflix on December 23rd. For those who have been eager to get back on the case with Daniel Craig’s southern-fried gumshoe Benoit Blanc, it’ll be a tough wait unless they’re fortunate enough to attend the world premiere at TIFF this September. Fortunately, Empire has dropped some new photos featuring the star-studded cast of crazy suspects that Blanc will have to put up with.
We don’t know a lot about the mystery this time, which is for the best, but we do know it involves a tech billionaire who invites his old friends for a getaway on the Greek Isles, only for it to end in murder. The new images give us a look at the characters played by Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Dave Bautista, and Edward Norton.
In one image we see Norton as tech billionaire Miles Bron, nose-to-nose with Dave Bautista’s Youtube celebrity Duke Cody. In another, Leslie Odom Jr’s Lionel Toussaint, a scientist working for Miles, stares anxiously at a phone alongside Kate Hudson as fashion designer Birdie Jay and Kathryn Hahn as Claire Debella, a Connecticut Governor running for Senate. The final image features Hahn getting a talking to from Janelle Monae’s tech entrepreneur Cassandra “Andi” Brand.
Also in the cast but unseen are Jessica Henwick as Birdie’s assistant Peg, and Madeline Cline as Whiskey, Duke’s young girlfriend.
While the suspects in the original Knives Out were family, in Glass Onion they are all old friends who keep coming back together. Odom talked about that dynamic, saying…
“I imagine that as complicated as these relationships are, these people have history, so what keeps them coming back together? I thought a lot about the original spark of what brought them together when they were younger. There must be something in it that is joyful. As fraught as we arrive on that island in Greece at the start of this film, that’s now where we began. Love is complicated, friendships can be complicated.”
So we’ve already seen how deadly it can be when family turns against one another. If blood is thicker than water, what chance do the Glass Onion suspects have?