Filmmaker Rian Johnson has addressed similarities between his Glass Onion character Miles Bron and Elon Musk, stating that any resemblance between the imaginary tech billionaire and his real-life counterpart is only unintentional.
Johnson acknowledged in a recent interview with Wired that his movie does have a “very weird” real-life resonance relating to Bron, earlier than occurring to joke that he hopes there isn’t “some secret advertising and marketing division at Netflix” that’s funded Musk’s Twitter takeover.
“There’s loads of basic stuff about that kind of species of tech billionaire that went straight into [Glass Onion]. However clearly, it has virtually a bizarre relevance in precisely the present second,” mirrored Johnson. “A buddy of mine stated, ‘Man, that feels prefer it was written this afternoon.’ And that’s simply kind of a horrible, horrible accident, you already know?”
Johnson reiterated throughout the Wired interview that that he wrote Glass Onion in 2020, lengthy earlier than Musk got here on the scene at Twitter. Edward Norton’s character Miles, he clarified, was extra so meant to characterize one very acquainted archetype amongst many in our modern-day world, than to face in for anybody particularly. “The intent was to precisely mirror what it’s been prefer to have our heads in the midst of the cultural sphere for the previous six years,” he stated. “It’s a reasonably nightmarish form of carnival, Fellini-esque inflated actuality proper now.”
The second in a line of whodunits from Johnson on the heels of 2019’s Oscar-nominated box-office smash Knives Out, Glass Onion picks up with the famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) as he travels to Greece to play a homicide thriller recreation with Bron and a small group of the mogul’s rich and influential mates. The movie bowed on Netflix on December twenty third after opening in 600 theaters the month prior.