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Glass Onion’s Rian Johnson Wants to See Benoit Blanc With the Muppets

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery writer-director Rian Johnson jokes about the possibility of a sequel featuring the cast of the Muppets.


Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery writer-director Rian Johnson recently expressed enthusiasm at the idea of seeing Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc crack a case involving the Muppets.


Johnson joked about a potential crossover between the Knives Out and Muppets franchises during a Q&A session with the Glass Onion cast shared on Twitter. The filmmaker’s comments came after Leslie Odom Jr. suggested that the premise for the next Knives Out sequel might be “Benoit Blanc with the Muppets,” which Johnson called “a pretty good idea.” Johnson went on to say that he was especially keen on the idea of seeing the Muppet version of Odom’s co-star Kathryn Hahn. Despite Johnson’s obvious affection for the Muppets, his remarks during the Q&A were clearly in jest and there’s no indication whatsoever that the third Knives Out movie will include the iconic puppets.

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Little else is known about Knives Out 3, although Johnson suggested in the Q&A that it would follow the lead of its predecessor and surround star Daniel Craig with an entirely new ensemble cast. Johnson confirmed that he’s eager to begin work on the sequel in a previous interview, thanks to his positive experience on Glass Onion. “I had so much fun making this one,” he said. “And the creative challenge of figuring out a third movie that’s completely different from both this one and the first one — right now, that’s the most interesting creative challenge to me. So I might just dive in and see what we come up with.”


Rian Johnson on Knives Out 2’s Script

Glass Onion was not without its own creative challenges, particularly where one of its biggest plot twists is concerned. According to Johnson, he had major concerns about how well viewers would respond to the revelation midway through the film that Janelle Monáe was actually playing Andi Brand’s twin sister, Helen. “I was dragged kicking and screaming to identical twins. I didn’t want to do it, it seemed like a horrible trope, and just [thought], ‘Will the audience ever forgive me for this?’” Johnson said.

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Johnson was unaware of other potentially controversial elements of the Glass Onion screenplay until after the film’s release, though. Specifically, the filmmaker maintains that Edward Norton’s character Miles Bron was not directly modeled on real-life tech billionaire Elon Musk. “[T]hat’s just sort of a horrible, horrible accident,” Johnson said of the purported similarities between Bron and Musk.

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