After a long wait, Glass Onion has finally arrived. The official first sequel to Knives Out continues the story of Benoit Blanc, a genius detective that finds himself stranded on a curious trip with some of the most influential people to tackle an unlikely murder mystery.
Director Rian Johnson once again got the chance to tackle his genre-bending style in a new entry but it seems he does have one specific regret about the film’s release. It seems he’s not quite happy with the way Netflix handled the titling of the film.
As of now, the film’s official title is Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, but that wasn’t what the director was going for. He purposefully chose the title to keep each entry as its own unique entry, kind of like “a new novel off the shelf.”
I want everyone who liked the first movie to know this is next in the series but the whole appeal to me is it’s a new novel off the shelf every time.Rian Johnson
That is not too surprising given the genre he is playing around with. Most of the classic murder mystery novels each had a unique title and were mainly connected through their titular character. Perhaps “A Benoit Blanc Mystery” would’ve been more fitting rather than clinging to the title of the first film.
Netflix paid a lot of money to ensure that any future entries of the franchise remain exclusively on the streaming service. The film had a good chance to make a massive splash at the box office but was only given a limited release window. Now, we anxiously await to see just how big of a splash the film made on Netflix to ensure it’s future entries.
Source: The Atlantic