Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery landed on Netflix on December 23 and promptly topped the charts in 70 countries. The world is clearly loving Rian Johnson’s sequel, with the film scoring a 93 percent tomatometer among critics and audiences alike.
That doesn’t mean Johnson isn’t without regrets. He envisioned these films as traditional Agatha Christie-style detective series, with each entry having its own title. For example, while both Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express are Mysteries by Hercule Poirot, they have their own titles.
In conversation with The Atlantic Johnson explained that this is the plan knife out and glass onionalthough commercial considerations meant that “Knives Out” had to be in the title somewhere:
“I tried very hard to make them standalone. To be honest, I’m pissed that we have this A Knives Out Mystery in the title. I want it to be called easily glass onion. I get it, and I want anyone who liked the first movie to know that this is the next one in the series, but the whole appeal for me is that it’s a new novel out of the box every time. But there’s a thousand suns attraction to serialized storytelling.”
That’s a fair point, especially since “Knives Out” is a direct reference to the murder in the first film and its prominent knife diorama in the background of several scenes (which plays a key role in the finale). However, Netflix reportedly spent a staggering $469 million on glass onion (and the third untitled film) we can understand why they wanted audiences to know that this is a sequel to the 2019 hit crime thriller.
Honestly, if that’s Johnson’s only major regret about the film, it suggests he’s pretty happy with the outcome. We also imagine he’s overjoyed that Elon Musk has publicly proven he’s a jerk again this year, which is amply supported glass onion‘s portrayal of dumb tech billionaire Miles Bron.
We’re hoping to get the third Benoit Blanc mystery into production as soon as possible, as we long for more gory mayhem.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery can be streamed on Netflix.
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