• Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is the No. 1 movie on Netflix
  • The sequel to Knives Out premiered in December 2022
  • Turns out the film's title bothers director Rian Johnson

Movie fans around the world have been settling in to watch Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on Netflix.

The sequel to the 2019 hit Knives Out premiered on Dec. 23, 2022, quickly becoming a success in its own right.

But there's one thing that really bugs the film's director Rian Johnson. And that's the title!

Glass Onion: Why Knives Out in the title anyway?

Rian Johnson, it turns out, is on board with the main title "Glass Onion," but it's the "A Knives Out Mystery" that bothers him. He told The Atlantic:

"Honestly, I'm pissed off that we have A Knives Out Mystery in the title. You know? I want it to just be called Glass Onion."

The filmmaker explained that he "tried hard to make them self-contained" movies, which should be able to exist entirely on their own.

Also interesting:

Daniel Craig's detective "Benoit Blanc" is also the lone character to carry over from Knives Out. But the first film's title was stuck into the sequel nevertheless.

Johnson added: "I get it, and I want everyone who liked the first movie to know this is next in the series, but also, the whole appeal to me is it's a new novel off the shelf every time."

Despite the title business, Glass Onion has proven to be a hit with fans. It quickly became the No. 1 movie on Netflix after its release.

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