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Rian Johnson hates ‘Glass Onion’ title, forced to add ‘knife out’

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When it comes to Rian Johnson’s acclaimed “Knives Out” sequel “Glass Onion,” the director has a bone to pick with the movie’s official title, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” Speaking to The Atlantic following the film’s December 23 streaming debut on Netflix, Johnson expressed dismay at the addition of “A Knives Out Mystery” to the film’s title for marketing purposes.

“I tried hard to make them self-contained,” Johnson said of his “Knives Out” film, with Daniel Craig’s detective character being the only overlap between the 2019 original and its 2022 sequel. “Honestly, I’m pissed that we have ‘A Knives Out Mystery’ in the title. do you know I wish it was just called ‘Glass Onion’.

“I get it, and I want everyone who liked the first movie to know that this is the next in the series, but also, the whole appeal to me is that it’s a new novel every time it comes off the shelf,” Johnson added. “But serial storytelling has the gravitas of a thousand suns.”

“Glass Onion,” which has topped Netflix’s daily most-watched charts since its streaming debut, features an all-new mystery and cast of suspects, including Dave Bautista, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson and Edward Norton. Other. Johnson said he liked the endings so much that he didn’t want the name “Knives Out” to stick around after the original ending in 2019, which earned Johnson an Oscar nomination for original screenplay.

Johnson and Craig have already signed a deal to develop a third “Knives Out” movie for Netflix. Suffice it to say that “A Knives Out Mystery” will likely be the title of the third film even though it’s not Johnson’s choice. Writer-director Dr diversity Earlier this year he would not put a cap on the number of “Knife Out” films as long as each entry in the franchise could exist as a standalone story.

“If each of these can really be like Agatha Christie, if it’s not just in a completely new location and a new cast, but trying to do something exciting, I’ll keep doing it as long as Daniel. [Craig] And I’m having a good time,” Johnson said. “I’ll keep making them as long as they let me.”

“Glass Onion” is now streaming on Netflix.

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