One of the last major releases of 2022 has finally arrived, as Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads is now in select theaters and streaming on Netflix. The movie director, Rian Johnson, waste no time prepping for the next episode, though. In an interview with GameSpot, Johnson confirmed that he’s already begun the process of creating a third chapter in the saga.
Glass Onion serves as a sequel to Johnson’s wildly successful 2019 whodunit Knives out, which was critically acclaimed and grossed over $300 million at the box office. Glass Onion received equally positive reviews, and Johnson told Deadline that of every project he has in mind, a third Knives out the film was the idea he kept coming back to. “I think everyone assumed I would have a few other random ideas – unrelated projects – that I pitched. But, honestly, in the last two months, the most exciting creative thing for me right now is this third movie,” Johnson said. “I think I’ll jump in. Not because of a contractual obligation, but, frankly, it’s the shiny object I find my nose pointed at right now.”
It looks like Johnson is wasting no time putting pen to paper when it comes to the third movie. “I have a Moleskine notebook that I take everywhere, and I’m constantly jotting things down in it,” he told CNET. “Even when I’m doing all the publicity for this movie, I’m trying to start building a structure, an idea, so that after New Years when it’s time to get down to business, I hope not just look at that awful blank page.” The director added that the first 80 percent of his directing process simply involved taking notes and writing down ideas.
While this film is very clearly in the early stages of development, the green light for the third installment in the franchise has already been granted, at least contractually. In a major deal signed in 2021, Netflix acquired the rights to two sequels to the original Knives out. The deal, reportedly valued at around $450 million, was one of the largest deals ever for the rights to a film series. Johnson, with his producing partner Ram Bergman, were at the forefront of negotiations and now seem ready to jump into movie number three.
What remains to be seen is what the cast list will look like for a potential At loggerheads 3. Top billing on Glass Onion belongs to Daniel Craig, who reprises his role as Detective Benoit Blanc – the only actor from the original film to do so. Craig also spoke to Deadline and told the outlet that Johnson seemed “very excited to move on. He already has a few ideas, and they sound really interesting to me, so I’m going to let him carry on with that.
Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads is now streaming on Netflix and playing in select theaters. GameSpot’s own interview with Johnson and Craig can be seen below: