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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery: Income Divide “has a huge place in it”, Confirms Director Rian Johnson

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Rian Johnson’s 2019 thriller/mystery crime drama, Knives Out, is one to remember and will be revered in the ages to come. As of today, Johnson’s plans to follow up on Blanc’s character in a different setting is slowly coming to life with the sequel to the 2019 movie called Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and the ensemble cast is pretty impressive!

The direct sequel will feature a cast with huge names on the list- such as Ethan Hawke, Dave Bautista, Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, and so on. Like the previous movie’s portrayal of greed in a wealthy family, the new Knives Out sequel will have a new theme to focus on, that being the income divide in today’s society, among others.

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A still from the new movie

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Here’s Johnson’s Comments On What The Movie’s Thematical Focus

Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out had a pretty despicable set of characters, and none of them were remotely likable too. A radicalized right-wing kid, a cheating husband & money blind wife & sister-in-law, an unavailable grandson who stormed out on his grandfather’s birthday, and so on. But now comes a new stack of fresh suspects for detective Benoit Blanc to skim through, who will be the murderer this time?

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Rian Johnson, director of Knives Out and the upcoming sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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There are going to be a lot of plot twists and jaw-dropping story revelations in the movie, but Johnson will also put into the limelight some underlying topics of today’s society. Johnson has to say about the themes in the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery- 

“The movie itself is not entirely about the income divide, but that definitely has a huge place in it. We’re in a moment in history where the divide feels increasingly obscene. Like a circus that we can’t keep our eyes off even as the negative effects of it become more and more real in all our lives.”

In a world where it feels like the wage gap is increasing more and more between the wealthy and the poor, Johnson’s attempts at highlighting the issue through this field of art will surely bring attention to it.

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Will The New Movie Be Like The Previous One?

The previous movie was about Harlan Thrombey, a highly successful mystery novelist whose works have brought him immense wealth and fortune. After the sudden death of Thrombey, chaos ensues within the already dysfunctional family of Thrombley as the members try to grab on to their father’s wealth only to find out that he gave it all to his housekeeper Fran.

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Daniel Craig in Knives Out

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In the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, it’ll more or less be the same. A tech billionaire named Miles Bron (Edward Norton) is the wealthiest out of the characters in the movie, he invites his friend over to his private island for a nice little getaway, but things take an ugly turn when one of the invited friends turn up dead, and detective Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig) gets on the case.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will release on Netflix on December 23, 2022. However, it will enjoy a theatrical run in theaters before its release on Netflix during the month of November as part of the streaming service’s new release model for highly-anticipated movies like this one.

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Written by Sang Tonsing

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