See Ed Norton Predict His Own Murder In Knives Out 2 First Look

The first full trailer for Netflix's Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has arrived, with Ed Norton prominently appearing as something of an orchestrator of the events to come.

By Michileen Martin | Published

Ed Norton’s character seemingly predicts his own death in the first full trailer for Knives Out 2, aka Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The trailer for the sequel to the Rian Johnson helmed Knives Out–which was arguably 2019’s most surprising runaway hit–was released today, setting the stage for what seems to be a much different kind of whodunnit than what we got in the first film. The sequel will have a week long theatrical release beginning Wednesday, November 23 and will begin streaming on Netflix on Friday December 23.

While Ed Norton’s character–Miles Bron, a tech billionaire, according to The Hollywood Reporter–announces his demise in the Knives Out 2 trailer, it isn’t clear if he’s actually the murder victim. His “reveal” comes off more as the set up of some kind of murder mystery dinner theater Bron hosts on his yacht, and he seems more than a little disturbed at Benoit Blanc’s (Daniel Craig) arrival early in the preview. Just as was the case in the first film, or of any whodunnit worth your time, just about everyone seems to have kind of motive.

The trailer also clearly wants us to pay close attention to Andi Brand, played by Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures). Andi Brand is the former business partner of Ed Norton’s Bron in Knives Out 2, and the preview seems to try to set her up as the sequel’s answer to the nurse Marta (Ana de Armas). Their relationship seems similar to Blanc’s and Marta’s particularly in a funny moment at the end of the trailer when Benoit Blanc trashes the classic board game Clue.

ed norton knives out 2
Janelle Monáe and Daniel Craig in the trailer for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Of course, if the first film is anything to judge by, it’s far too early to say who will play what role in the film other than the fact that Benoit Blanc will, according to Johnson, take a more central role in the sequel. While he’s obviously an important character in Knives Out, most of the film unfolds from the point of view of Marta.

Nettflix is clearly hoping the combined star power of Ed Norton, Dave Bautista, Daniel Craig, Kathry Hahn, Kate Hudson, and more in Knives Out 2–plus the success of the original–will translate into a crossover hit for the streamer. THR reports the film’s theatrical release will make it the first streaming original to screen in AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres and Regal Cinemas before its streaming debut.

Nor is it any wonder why Netflix is hoping to turn Glass Onion into a home run. Before the streamer began hitting some very public snags, it paid a hefty $469 million for two sequels to Knives Out. While this first sequel is bound to get high streaming numbers, adding some impressive box office returns to its success could go a long way towards reviving confidence in the platform.