Rian Johnson reportedly begged Netflix co-C.E.O. Ted Sarandos for a traditional “real theatrical exclusive” release for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. he told, “As of now, however, it is not happening.” The film will be released in select cinemas in November 2022 before streaming on Netflix on December 23, 2022.
Speaking to the Insider, the film’s director, Rian Johnson, said, he tried to make it happen. He said, “Any theaters we can get it into at any point I’m pushing for,” Johnson said. “I want more people to have the opportunity to be able to watch it.” Johnson added, “Once it’s on the service, it will be available to theaters, and we’re exploring what form that can take.”
“I’ll take as much as I can possibly get. But a lot of that has to do with what the theaters are willing to do, what makes sense.”
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery follows: “World-famous detective Benoit Blanc heads to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery surrounding a tech billionaire and his eclectic crew of friends.”