- All-Star Cast: Like its predecessor, this one is quite star-studded, with Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Annette Bening, Sophie Okonedo, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Rose Leslie, and Russell Brand. It is also the first non-Indian film of Indian star Ali Fazal. One could add Emma Mackey of Sex Education fame, although her career was just starting to get bigger at the time of the release (2022), Branagh very likely pulled a Darkhorse Casting when the movie was shot in 2019 before it got delayed several times.
- Dawson Casting: The film indicates that Linnet Ridgeway was still "a child" in 1925, 12 years before the events of the story, meaning she couldn't be more than 24 or 25. Gal Gadot was a decade older than that when the film was shot.
- Dueling Works: Came out the same year as Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Both are a Cruise Episode of a whodunnit film series with a Great Detective investigating.
- Early-Bird Release: The film made its streaming debut on HBO Max and Hulu a day before reaching paid VOD platforms.
- Fake American: Sophie Okonedo, Letitia Wright, and Jennifer Saunders are Brits playing Americans.
- Fake Brit:
- Fake Nationality:
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent:
- Gal Gadot's Israeli accent is once again on full display, despite playing a British socialite.
- Once again, Kenneth Branagh can't disguise his British accent when having to speak entire phrases in French (let alone do the required Belgian accent at that), which mainly concerns the Distant Prologue during World War I.
- Playing Against Type:
- Russell Brand is best-known for acting outrageously whether or not he is performing. Here, he puts on a straight performance and restrains himself even when Kenneth Branagh starts hamming it up as Poirot.
- Similarly, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are well known for their rather goofy double-act, but here they fit well within the drama.
- Posthumous Credit: Dario de Castro, the Brazilian Portuguese voice of Poirot, died from COVID in April 2021, ten months before the film was released in Brazil.
- Release Date Change: Was originally scheduled for October 9, 2020 but was pushed back to October 23 of the same year due to health concerns connected to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was later delayed again to December 18, 2020, then again to September 17, 2021, then another time to February 11, 2022. Although the final delay is rumored to be more about Disney needing time to figure out the controversies around Hammer than the pandemic. It ended up being delayed so long that Branagh's next film in production order, Belfast, wound up opening prior to it (in November 2021).
- Role Reprise: Tom Bateman is the only carryover actor from Murder on the Orient Express outside of Branagh, reprising his role as Bouc.
- Those Two Actors: Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are a long-time double act and continue acting as a pair in this film.
- Underage Casting: Linnet is said to be a childhood friend of Jackie's and a schoolmate of Rosalie's. However, Gal Gadot (Linnet) is 11 years older than Emma Mackey (Jackie) and eight years older than Letitia Wright (Rosalie).
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