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Netflix is quietly releasing one of the biggest films of the year over Christmas

Netflix is quietly releasing one of the biggest films of the year over Christmas

The new movie lands just in time for Christmas

Netflix is releasing a sequel to one of its most popular movies just in time for Christmas.

Following a limited cinema release, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be landing on the streaming platform next week. Here’s the trailer:

The original film was released back in 2019 and earned impressive reviews - it currently has a 7.9 on IMDB and a very positive 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Naturally, with the movie’s success it was only a matter of time before we got a sequel - and now the wait is almost over.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery sees Daniel Craig reprise his role of Detective Benoit Blanc as he takes on a whole new mystery.

Alongside Craig, the sequel stars Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.

Daniel Craig returns for the second movie.

The movie sees Blanc head to the much warmer climes of an extravagant Greek island getaway after he receives an invitation to a murder mystery party held by tech billionaire Miles Bron (Norton).

Director Rian Johnson has promised that the second helping will be even better than the first.

He told Tudum: “This one is probably a little more [Dr.] Strangelove-y than Knives Out.

“It’s a little bit more of a satire. And the essence of it, because of the structure of it, it’s a little bit more of a mystery farce than Knives Out.”

Glass Onion has a new mystery and a whole new bunch of suspects.

He added: “The phrase I kept coming back to and talking about the first movie is, ‘It's a roller coaster and not a crossword puzzle.

“It's a common mistake in writing whodunits, thinking that you're making a crossword puzzle, and that the fun is that the audience is actually going to analyse all this and figure it out. I know when I'm reading or watching a whodunit, I always let go of the notion of figuring it out about a third of the way through it.”

The director said late mystery-master Agatha Christie helped inspire the movie.

In a tweet announcing the second film, he explained: “It wasn’t just settings or murder methods, [Christie] was constantly stretching the genre conceptually.

The sequel lands on Netflix on 23 December.

"Under the umbrella of the whodunnit she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, [and] 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, [and] reason for being.”

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery lands on Netflix on 23 December.

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Topics: Netflix, TV and Film