Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery director Rian Johnson discusses how much Blades off he will make movies. Johnson’s sequel to his critically acclaimed 2019 film, Blades off, is one of the most highly anticipated Netflix movies of the year. In the sequel, Daniel Craig will reprise his role as master detective Benoit Blanc. In the new film, Benoit is invited by Tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) to a murder mystery party on Glass Onion, Bronze’s private Greek island. But the joy doesn’t last long when a real murder takes place on the island and it’s left to Benoit to solve the case. New suspects play in the Knives from 2 cast include Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista, also starring Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Hugh Grant.
Now in a new interview with Total movieJohnson reveals if he has plans to make more Blades off movies after Glass Onion and Blades from 3, which Netflix has already given the green light. According to the director, as long as he has new stories to tell that have something to offer viewers “new ones” and “surprising,” he is fully on board with development Blades off into a film series that goes beyond a trilogy. Read what he said below:
“As long as we’re still having fun, and as long as we can keep making these really new experiences every time, and find new ways to challenge ourselves. The second time we feel like we’re repeating ourselves, or just If we have a machine, we stop. Because to me the whole concept of this whole series is the same as Agatha Christie did with her books – we do something new and surprising every time.”
How long can a knife franchise last?
Johnson’s desire to spawn an entire film series out of… Blades off is not surprising given that even before the release of the first film, he was interested in making a sequel aimed at a new case for Craig’s Benoit Blanc. At the time, however, it appeared that Lionsgate had retained the rights to the film, as the studio was the one to officially announce the sequel in 2020. But Johnson later clarified that he had retained the rights to Bergman, which were later sold to other distributors without Lionsgate going through. In the end, Netflix then won the bidding war and acquired the rights to the two Blades off standalone sequels written and directed by Johnson under a $469 million deal.
Although it is difficult to answer how long can the Blades off franchise last, the odds seem to be in favor of the continuation of the film series. After Blades offfinancial success and multiple nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, Glass Onion has also received critical acclaim after its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Critics say Craig remains a show-stealer and the flavorful shell game mystery is also heightened with a refreshingly talented ensemble. Consider Glass Onion‘s enthusiastic reception, it won’t be surprising if Netflix commits to producing more Blades off movies after Glass Onion and Blades from 3although in order to realize such a deal, the financial performance of the sequel must also justify the investment.
Finally, as claimed by Johnson himself, his and Craig’s enthusiasm for more Blades off stories is an important determinant of how much Blades off movies will be there. Johnson claims his Star Wars trilogy remains in development (but there is no official timeline) and Craig has retired from his 15-year career as James Bond. The duo should have some free time to collaborate on more movies. But just because they have availability doesn’t mean it Blades off will go beyond a trilogy. The most important thing for Johnson is a good story and a new challenge, so as long as he has a fresh idea for a script, he would probably continue making more. Blades off movies. That said, or Knives from 4 would happen or not is something viewers will only know in due course, but in the meantime, they can cherish the entertaining, star-studded mystery Johnson created Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery as soon as the film hits Netflix in December.
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Source: Total movie
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