Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, a sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out, will drop on Netflix later this year. It is the second film of the franchise that comes with a new story and cast and also draws inspiration from the Hercule Poirot detective novel series by Agatha Christie.
Apart from the eccentric plot, cinematography and picturesque location, the title of the film itself is also a special attraction to the audience. The title explains the hidden mysteries in the film.
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Initially, the film was expected to have the title Knives Out 2 but Rian Johnson announced the new title of the film on Twitter by posting a 20 seconds video. He came across the title of this film while he was searching for songs on his phone and he got inspired by the 1968 Beatles song “Glass Onion”.
He said, “I’m always fishing for something fun that Blanc can grab onto as an overwrought metaphor that he can beat to death. This is all in plain sight from the very start. So, the idea of glass came to me, something that’s clear. I’ll be very honest. I literally got out my iPhone and searched my music library with the word glass. ‘There’s got to be some good glass songs.’ I was like, ‘Oh, is it a glass fortress? Is it a glass castle? Is it a glass man?’ The first thing that came up, because I’m a huge Beatles fan, is ‘Glass Onion.’”
The film’s title Glass Onion refers to something that is largely shrouded in mystery or has been hidden from plain sight. Through this catchy title, he wants his fans to investigate the hidden meanings in the upcoming movie.
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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be streamed on Netflix from December 23 and the sequel has an ensemble cast that includes Dave Bautista, Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Ethan Hawke.