In 2019, Rian Johnson wrote and directed a star-studded murder mystery in Knives Out. The film had James Bond star Daniel Craig play private detective Benoit Blanc and following its success, two sequels have been in the works after Netflix paid $469 million for the rights.
Knives Out 2, which was filmed and set in Greece, will hit Netflix around Christmas and now the title inspired by a John Lennon Beatles song has arrived.
Johnson tweeted: “What I love about Agatha Christie is that she never walked on water creatively. I think there’s a misperception that her books use the same formula over and over again, but fans know the opposite to be true. It wasn’t just settings or methods of murder, she was constantly expanding the genre conceptually. Under the umbrella of whodunnit, she wrote thrillers of espionage, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic novels, psychological character studies, glam travelogues. When I made Knives Out, that’s what got me excited about it. idea of doing more mysteries with Daniel as Benoit Blanc – emulating Christie and making each movie feel like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, purpose…and (ta dah ) title.
Lennon wrote Glass Onion to confuse fans who read too much into Beatles lyrics. The song includes famous references to older The Fab Four tracks like Strawberry Fields Forever, I Am the Walrus, Lady Madonna and more.
Lennon told Rolling Stone of the song in 1970, “I was laughing because there was so much gibberish about Pepper – play it backwards and you’re standing on your head and stuff.”
With that in mind, Craig’s White may have to be careful not to overanalyze the evidence before him in Glass Onion, which hits Netflix in late 2022.