Hollywood continues to churn out intellectual properties, reboots, sequels and prequels, but for the director of ‘Daggers in the Back: The Mystery of the Glass Onion’ (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery). Rian Johnson doesn’t like the idea of making it clear in the title that it’s a sequelWhich means the maneuver is Netflix’s attribution.
During an interview with The Atlantic, Johnson stated that he attempted to create both the Netflix film and Lionsgate’s 2019 original hit, “Stabs in the Back”. complete stories that could exist on their own, Daniel Craig, who plays strongman Detective Benoit Blanc, is the only cast member to return for the sequel:
“I have tried to make them independent. To be honest, having ‘punales por el back’ in the title annoys me. Do you know? I want it to be called the 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 at the same time, the whole point to me is that it’s like a new novel every time it’s available. But now a thousand suns gravitate towards serial storytelling.
Another topic of debate surrounding the film was Netflix’s decision to give it a one-week theatrical release, a strategy that chief executive Reed Hastings admitted was more money-making and Johnson said he would have preferred a longer term.
He said, “I would love for this to stay in theaters longer and I would love to see it in more theaters. But at the same time, I applaud Netflix for doing this, because it was a huge effort on their part and by the theater chains to understand each other and do this. I hope it works very well so that we can show that they can complement each other.”
The cast of ‘The Mystery of the Glass Onion’ also includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madeline Kline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista And it has become a trending topic several days after its premiere on the platform.