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Knives Out 2 Finally Has A Release Date, And You're Going To Have To Wait A Little For Daniel Craig's Next Case

Daniel Craig holding hand out as Benoit Blanc in Knives Out
(Image credit: Lionsgate)

A trail of clues has slowly been assembling, like donut holes aligning to form one perfect pastry, when it comes to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2. The upcoming movie revealed its title not too long ago, giving us the name Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, but a release date was ever elusive. That information is now readily available, as it’s been learned that Daniel Craig’s next case as Benoit Blanc finally has a release date, and there’s a little bit of a wait. 

Netflix subscribers will have to wait until the holidays for Johnson and Craig’s famed detective to return, as Glass Onion: A Knives Out mystery will be hitting the platform on December 23rd. Though the latest all-star whodunnit will making the film festival circuit, starting with premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, it appears the road to streaming is a bit longer than some may have intended. 

This is also because, as is with some Netflix titles of such prestige, Glass Onion will be having a limited theatrical release preceding that debut. It's not all bad news though, as a new photo has been dropped that shows Daniel Craig and the ridiculously stacked cast for Knives Out 2 hanging out together. And by hanging out, I totally mean that Benoit is probably holding court, deducing some crucial clues with a hysterical metaphor: 

Daniel Craig stands in front of a table of suspects, speaking in a beautiful room in Glass Onion: a Knives Out mystery.

(Image credit: Netflix)

Unfortunately, with all of the exciting details surrounding Glass Onion: a Knives Out mystery comes the fact that we have to wait until the holiday season to see it! Upon its 2019 release, Knives Out hit impressive box office milestones, as well as became somewhat of a cultural hit. So some may have assumed that a Thanksgiving release date may have been in the works for the first of two planned sequels. 

Which leads to a bit of detective style guesswork as to when we might see Glass Onion hitting theaters. There’s no official theatrical release date in play for Daniel Craig’s first big movie after last year’s No Time To Die, but again we do know it’s headed to theaters

Assuming a roughly 45 day window is in play, in order to sweeten the deal for more traditional theaters, we might see Glass Onion: a Knives Out mystery make an early November theatrical debut. That would roughly put a release date at November 8th to meet that window, which coincidentally enough is a day shy of Skyfall's 10th anniversary for domestic release. 

It’s all speculation at this point, and the box office debut of the next Knives Out mystery is going to assuredly be the mystery that now takes center stage. Well, that, and figuring out when we’ll get out first proper trailer to Glass Onion; especially if it’s playing by the rules with its multiplex strategy. Glass Onion: a Knives Out mystery (opens in new tab) hits Netflix’s streaming library on December 23rd, so start planning your holiday card photos with your best Chris Evans sweater game present.

Mike Reyes
Senior Movies Contributor

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