Hollywood continues to have an IP-driven moment, emphasizing reboots, sequels and branded products, but Glass Onion: The Mystery of Wilderness Director Rian Johnson wishes he could cut a few words from that title.
In the interview with The Atlantic ) Posted online Monday, Johnson said he was hard at work on the current Netflix movies and Lionsgate original hitknives out feels like a whole story that could stand on its own. Daniel Craig as tenacious Detective Benoit Blanc is the only returning actor for the sequel, simply called Glass on Screen onion.
“I try to make them independent,” Johnson said. “I’m honestly annoyed that we have A Knives Out Mystery in the title. You know? I wish it was just called Glass Onion.”
The filmmaker continued, “I get it, I want everyone who liked the first movie to know that this is the series The next film, and, for me, it’s a ready-made new novel every time. But, with a serial story, there’s the pull of a thousand suns.”
Another topic of contention surrounding the film is Netflix’s decision to only give it a week of theatrical release, which CEO Reed Hastings admits was a strategy that left it on the table. Bet a large amount of money . Johnson told the publication that he appreciates the dramatic effect Netflix brought to it, though he would have preferred a longer run .
“I wish it had been longer [in theaters]; I wish it had been in more theaters,” he said. “And, I appreciate that Netflix did this because it was a huge effort by them and the theater chains to cross the aisles and make it happen. I hope it does well so we can show that they complement each other “
Glass Onion’Cast also includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.