Knives Out’s Rian Johnson Thought Everyone Knew Glass Onion Was ABeatles Reference He Was Wrong

Glass Onion cast, including Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Leslie Odom Jr. and Kate Hudson

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With one more Rian Johnson whodunnit all set to be addressed, comes one more wonderful title:Glass Onion And, if you have actually been asking yourself just how the writer/director obtained the title, look no more than the 1968 Beatles tune of the very same name. I’ll confess I really did not place 2 as well as 2 with each other, considering it’s a little bit of a deep cut for the British band, however I do not really feel poor confessing that since a lots of other individuals really did not either.

When the Glass Onion filmmaker was just recently inquired about the title of his newest flick– which you can watch in theaters this week only prior to it concerns those with a Netflix subscription the week of Christmas– Rian Johnson shared the preferred response to the follow up title, stating:

But I was constantly stunned, when I was revealing the manuscript about, the amount of individuals really did not recognize it was a Beatles tune. I assumed everyone recognized “Glass Onion”, however I presume they do not.


“Glass Onion” is the 3rd track on The Beatles’ enormous 30-track The White Album, which additionally consists of a lot larger hits like “Blackbird,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” as well as “Dear Prudence.” The tune created by John Lennon as well as Paul McCartney smartly mentions their previous tunes, like “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Lady Madonna” as well as “I Am A Walrus,” making it a suitable title for a secret flick.

During a meeting with Deadline, Rian Johnson additionally shared just how making The Beatles recommendation really concerned him, stating:

I would certainly reached a factor where I had the concept of a main allegory that Blanc can acquire as well as defeat like a dead equine. Something that was made from glass. Something that was split, however the facility remained in simple view, and so forth. And I assumed, OK, well the billionaire is mosting likely to have an island, as well as possibly he has some framework on it that’s made from glass, so … is it a glass castle? Is it a glass royal residence? I actually opened up the songs application on my phone as well as simply browsed words ‘glass’, as well as Glass Onion appeared.


It’s a wonderful title, as well as taking into consideration Knives Out followers will certainly be obtaining one more complicated secret, having onion in the title recommends there will certainly be layers to peel off back. Glass Onion additionally complies with the fad of Rian Johnson’s whodunnits being called after tunes by legendary bands. Knives Out was called after the Radiohead tune of the very same name.

When formerly talking with the Los Angeles Times regarding Knives Out in 2019, Rian Johnson shared that the flick has absolutely nothing to do with the tune, however he’s “just a massive Radiohead fan” that could not obtain the expression out of his head. Plus, it seemed like a wonderful title for a murder secret.

Glass Onion notes the return of Daniel Craig’s Southern investigator Benoit Blanc as he addresses a brand-new secret on the personal Greek island had by Edward Norton’s technology billionaire personalityMiles Bron The Glass Onion cast additionally consists of Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr, Dave Bautista as well as Janelle Mon áe.

As the Knives Out follow up ultimately gets to target markets today, the flick has actually rated with a ton of positive praise from critics, consisting of with CinemaBlend’s very own Glass Onion review, which offered it a best 5 out of 5, calling it a “twistier, funnier and sharper mystery” contrasted to Rian Johnson’s 2019 flick.

As you prepare yourself for Glass Onion, you can look into our exclusive spoiler-free interview with Rian Johnson from the ReelBlend podcast’s newest episode.




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