Rian Johnson explains the significance of a certain moment in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The Knives Out sequel offers a lot of intriguing turns that follow Benoit Blanc’s (Daniel Craig) investigation into tech tycoon Miles Bron (Edward Norton) and his gang of associates.
Early on, it appeared that Miles’ guests would be taking part in a weekend-long murder mystery game, with the winner being the one who solved the crime. The enjoyment was immediately ruined, however, when Blanc was able to identify the murderer and their purpose before the game had even started.
One of Glass Onion’s first turns was the scene where Blanc disclosed Miles’ game’s specifics. It also highlighted the possibility that someone on the island would actually perish. Johnson now speaks with THR about that incident and explains why it was significant to the plot. It might defy expectations to incorporate anything like that so early in the movie, the writer/director observes. Here, you can read Johnson’s thoughts on the crucial sequence from Glass Onion:
“I thought, ‘How fun would it be to do the denouement scene, the Blanc-wrapping-the-whole-thing-up scene, somewhere in the first act, to basically clear off the table the expectation that the mystery they’re all there for is going to be the mystery?’ This is the scene that announces [what] you think you’re settling in for is not what the movie is actually going to be.”