‘Glass Onion’: Is the tech-savvy billionaire Edward Norton in the ‘Knives Out’ sequel based on Elon Musk?

Edward Norton / Elon Musk (Getty Images)

Almost every review of glass onionRian Johnson’s star-studded sequel to 2019’s whodunit Take out the knives He points out the similarities between one of the main characters and the Tesla innovator turned controversial new CEO of Twitter.

For his follow-up, Johnson shifts the action from an old New England mansion to a private Greek island owned by a savvy tech billionaire named Miles Bron (Edward Norton), who invites a handful of well-to-do eccentrics to make friends for a week of festivities, including In this mystery game designed by him in which the guests will search for the mastermind murder. Of course, when the famous detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) – the only character returning from Take out the knives – Appears, it turns out that there is An actual murder needs to be resolved.

Since the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Bronn’s obnoxious Norton has been dubbed “Elon Musk’s veiled skinny” (Bloomberg), “Elon Musk’s ultra-wealthy attitude” (Bloomberg).Daily Herald), “Elon Musk-like” (Boston Herald) … you get to drift.

Edward Norton in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)

Edward Norton in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Image: Netflix)

But in interviews with Yahoo Entertainment, neither Johnson nor Norton were willing to admit out loud that Musk, who now makes headlines on a daily basis for seemingly ill-conceived decrees after his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, had a direct influence. Still, as in the murder mystery itself, there are lines to read between them — and they clearly have some musk on their minds.

“When I was writing, I found that any time I started thinking specifically about anyone, it became uninteresting, very quickly,” Johnson (Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Says. “Just taking urine out of a certain person. It’s not that interesting.

“The most interesting thing is reconsidering and thinking about this general group of people and our relationship to them as a society. We want them to be Willy Wonka. But we want to hurl insults at them, but we also all have this unhealthy thing inside of us like, ‘Maybe they’ll actually save us.'” Don’t bet on them because what if they’re right?” So he explores this uniquely American thing of confusing great wealth with great wisdom. … This is more than going after any particular person I don’t know in real life.”

norton (Fight Club, Motherless Brooklyn), also, that personality is more of an amalgamation.

“I think Miles is sort of acting. And there are dozens of them. There are quite a few documentaries that have been made about their foibles and transgressions and lies and self-aggrandizement and theoretical talents. Men and women alike, by the way. We are in an age of ups and downs.” [them]. There are quite a few people who have contributed some detail to Miles’ makeup.

“And we did this in the spring of last year, so some of the strong have yet to fall. Some emperors have yet to show they have no clothes in 2021, who are probably in focus now.”

Janelle Monae in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)

Janelle Monae in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Image: Netflix)

However, it is not just Norton’s character, Miles Bron, who represents the sordid aspects of American capitalism and entrepreneurship in glass onion. There’s also Andy Brand (Janel Mooney), Bronn’s former business partner on his way to conquering the world.

“It happens in every industry,” says Monae (Moonlight, Hidden Figures). “So many women, especially black women, who are not given credit for their ideas, who are ignored, who raise their hand to say something [and] Do not hear. But [someone from] The majority raise their hand and say the same thing and go, “Ah! Wow, what a great idea. I’ve talked to a lot of women about those moments, and I think I’ve been honoring them in a way.”

“But I think with Ryan, as much as this movie is saying something, it’s also fun. Those are the rich. My character is definitely someone with a lot of influence, but he’s trying to do the right thing with her influence. … But you want to root for her because of the complicated relationship that she has.” You associate it with Miles… It’s very layered.”

Glass Onion: Takes the mystery out of the cutlery It opens in theaters on November 23rd for just one week before debuting on Netflix on December 23rd.

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