Glass Onion has just been released on Netflix, but all the talk surrounding the film has slowly evolved into a recurring gag of Daniel Craig‘s Benoit Blanc meeting the Muppets. The Disney-owned, Jim Henson-created group of colorful characters hasn’t had a true project in a while and they are no stranger to being added to various projects for the delight of the Internet. After recently sharing his joy on the project, director Rian Johnson has now offered some insight into the challenge of bringing this joke to life.
I think those two things have very different rules. You can either have a Benoit Blanc mystery that has Muppets in it, but they’ll feel out of place. Or you can have a Muppet movie that Benoit Blanc is in, but it’ll feel like a Muppet movie.Rian Johnson
He goes on to highlight that the challenge is then to pick a route on how this project comes together, highlighting that he doesn’t “want to compromise either” type of film that it could potentially be.
I wouldn’t want to compromise either of them. And I feel like in order to make it well and make it work, you’d have to make a choice and compromise one or the other. If I ever make a Muppet movie, I just want to make a great Muppet movie.Rian Johnson
He does jokingly end the piece by Tudum that he still wouldn’t want to reveal who’d be the murderer just in case he ever does find a way to balance the stories to bring this type of concept to life. He doesn’t say it’s impossible but it definitely isn’t what we should expect as the next entry after Glass Onion.