Rian Johnson is upset that he had to include Knives Out in the title of the sequel to Glass Onion.
The 49-year-old director says he worked hard to make the original Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery feel like separate movies that can exist independently of each other.
In an interview with The Atlantic, he said: Honestly, I’m sick of having “A Knives Out Mystery” in the title. Look? Just call it “Glass Onion”.
Complaints: Director Rian Johnson says he was “angry” at the inclusion of “Knives Out” in the title of the Glass Onion sequel.
“Okay, I want everyone who liked the first movie to know that this is the next in the series, but the overall appeal for me is that it’s a new, ready-made novel each time.” There is a thing. But serialized storytelling has the gravity of a thousand suns.
Rian also admitted that he would have liked a longer theatrical release from Netflix.
he said: I want you to come in more. But I also appreciate that Netflix has done this. Because this was a huge effort on their part and for the chain to reach across the aisle and make this happen.
“I hope it works out so we can prove that we can complement each other.”
“Self-contained”: The director, 49, worked hard to make the original Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery feel like separate movies that can exist independently of each other said.
Not the Same: Original Knives Out Movie Poster
His confession comes after Rian recently answered a theory that Glass Onion’s Edward Norton’s character was based on Elon Musk.
He discussed the similarities in an interview with Wired published late last week.
When asked about his next film, Johnson asked an interviewer for ideas.
Billionaire: Glass Onion follows a tech billionaire played by Edward Norton who invites his group of friends to a private island near Greece.
Very similar: When Glass Onion came out just two months after Musk acquired Twitter, Rian noted how strange the parallels between movies and reality are (Musk said in 2022 (taken in May).
The interviewer replied, “Twitter’s downfall?” Johnson laughed and replied, “The downfall of Twitter.” didn’t i just do that?
Glass Onion follows a tech billionaire played by Edward Norton who invites his group of friends to a private island near Greece.
When someone is found dead, Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc takes the case.
When Glass Onion came out just two months after Musk acquired Twitter, Rian pointed out how strange the parallels between the movie and real life are.
“It’s very strange. It’s very strange,” he said. “He’s funding this Twitter takeover of his, and he hopes that Netflix’s secret marketing department doesn’t exist.”
He continued, “There’s a lot of general stuff about that kind of tech billionaire that went straight into it. A friend of mine said, “Hey, I feel like it was written this afternoon.” And it’s kind of a horrible, horrible accident, you know?
Ryan also talked about putting the film in the context of the pandemic.
“This is what we’ve all been through, and we now have all these encoded signs to give us insight into these characters, like mask choices.”
Taking to Twitter to draw a comparison between Bronn’s character and the mask, one user wrote: Come to think of it, Edward Norton’s character reminds me of Elon Musk. NME
Another user tweeted: “D*mn, the true hero of Netflix and Glass Onion professed Elon Musk to be an absolute idiot and still has a Twitter account.”
Someone else wrote, “Is Glass Onion Elon Musk’s hidden gem?” [sic]’
Pandemic: Ryan also talked about putting the film in the context of the pandemic. He explained, “You’re building a small microcosm of society with suspects and power structures within suspects.”