Some filmmakers are known to frequently collaborate with the same actors, like Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, and Martin Scorsese. Director Rian Johnson also falls into this category, as he is known for his close working relationship with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And Johnson recently confirmed JGL’s cameo in the highly anticipated Knives out sequel, titled Glass Onion.
Rian Johnson’s thriller Knives out was a massive hit when it arrived in theaters in 2019. A sequel was quickly ordered, with Daniel Craig reprising the role of Detective Benoit Blanc. This project Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, with Johnson doing a Q&A with the audience afterwards. This is where the Star Wars: The Last Jedi The director has revealed that the hourly chime heard on the island from Edward Norton’s character, Miles Bron, was actually recorded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As Johnson said,
I mean, how fun is it? While the general public will have to wait until Glass Onion debuts on Netflix in December, they will be able to listen to a special appearance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Don’t expect the Looper star to actually appear in the flesh; Rian Johnson got a little more creative bringing it into the burgeoning franchise.
While the content of Glass: a mystery at loggerheads are still a mystery to those who don’t get a chance to see Rian Johnson’s next crime novel at TIFF, this fun detail will certainly help to further stoke audiences’ enthusiasm for the upcoming project. Although with various screenings of the project already underway at the festival, one might want to try to avoid any real spoilers.
Edward Norton is one of many newcomers to join the Knives out franchisee with Glass Onion. The trailers show that his character, Miles Baron, is a tech billionaire, who has wild resources. Example: his private island with a bell every hour thanks to the voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt transformed into a musical note. And said bell would be a funny recurring gag in Rian Johnson’s latest cinematic effort. As a reminder, you can check out the first trailer for the film below.
Diehard fans of Rian Johnson or Joseph Gordon-Levitt will know that the director usually finds a way to sneak 500 days of summer actor in each of his films. This includes major roles in looper and Brickas well as cameos in projects like The Last Jedi and The Bloom Brothers. And now that the tradition has continued with Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads.
Unfortunately for moviegoers, there is still a bit of a wait before Knives outNext is the exit. Glass Onion is currently set to arrive on Netflix on December 23rd. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next cinematic experience.
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