Rian Johnson hates that Glass Onion has to include Knives Out in the title

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Will the next one have “A Knives Onion Mystery” as its subtitle?

I would pay to see that.

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I’ve got to agree with Rian; it seriously dumbs it down. The internet will reveal the connection and give it all the linkage PR it needs; no need for hand-holding.

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“Glasses out!”

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not sure this matters either way in the slightest. alot of emotional sturm und drang amounting to pure onanistic self flagellation.

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Are you talking about the movie itself or the title here?

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Nobody needs to hear that much about your social life, buddy.

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From this point on, they can be “A Benoit Blanc mystery.”

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Nah, too many people would mispronounce Benoit.

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I would have advised the marketing department to title the sequels “After Knives Out,” “Another Knife Out,” “Shadow of Knives Out,” “Knives Out Goes Home,” and “Song of Knives Out.”

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Ooh. This reminds me that there’s a Thin Man marathon on TCM New Year’s Eve :champagne:

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It will somewhat jump the shark when Benoit Blanc gets a child and the focus is less on his carefree socialite lifestyle but will still be an enjoyable watch

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Knives Strikes Back
Return of the Knives
The Last Onion Knife
Raiders of the Lost Onion

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Did you mean son?
Either way, Song of Knives Out is an excellent title.

I do agree with Rian, though. The knives out addition is unneccessary.
Daniel Craig has just completed 5 James Bond films, all with different titles.
Not one of them felt the need to include ‘a 007 mystery’.

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The whole list is a reference

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Ah, missed that, thank you.

Nicely done, @xkot

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Thanks! FWIW, I agree with you and Rian that there’s no need for a “Knives Out” subtitle. People who enjoyed the first movie will find the second (and subsequent).

And I for one would love to see a Bond movie that justified the “A 007 Mystery” subtitle!

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Chives Out

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Sounds like a real tear-jerker.

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I quite liked Glass Onion, but I wouldn’t put it past Mr. Johnson to brazenly and deliberately shoot himself in the foot next time, just because he can.

“I would be worried if everybody across the board was like ‘yeah, it was a good movie’. It’s much more exciting to me when you get a group of people who are coming up to you who are really really excited about it. Then there are other people who walk out literally saying ‘it’s the worst movie I’ve ever seen.’ Having those two extremes is the mark of the type of movie that I want to make.” (2003)

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A grand champion emerged from the discourse:

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