Glass Onion: The "Horrible Accident" Of Releasing Post-Twitter

This article will contain SPOILERS for Glass Onion, so if you haven't had the chance to check out the latest mystery movie on Netflix or during its limited theatrical run, this will go over one of the big reveals in the final moments of the film. It's one of the good reveals, too, so if you're interested in this movie, go and check it and we'll see you back here after you've enjoyed yourself.

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). (L-R) Kathryn Hahn as Claire, Madelyn Cline as Whiskey, Edward Norton as Myles, Leslie Odom Jr. as Lionel, and Kate Hudson as Birdie. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix © 2022.

Is Miles Bron Elon Musk? Not Exactly, But It Is An Amazing Coincidence

Sometimes, real life is so much funnier than anything the best writer could come up with. When writer and director Rian Johnson was writing the character of Miles Bron for Glass OnionElon Musk was on his mind, but he was not the only person he was thinking of. There are a lot of tech billionaires out there that you could say that Miles is very similar to. Musk hadn't bought Twitter and tipped his hand publicly that he's a complete idiot, much in the same way that it is revealed that Miles is an idiot as well. Everyone has been talking to Johnson about it, and Wired is the latest outlet to bring up the amazing coincidence of the release of the film and the Twitter takeover causing Musk's mask to fall.

"It's so weird," Johnson said to a comment about the Twitter takeover lining up with the film's release. "It's very bizarre. I hope there isn't some secret marketing department at Netflix that's funding this Twitter takeover."

Glass Onion: The "Weird Relevance" It Takes On Post-Twitter Takeover
GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (2022) Edward Norton as Miles. Cr: John Wilson/NETFLIX

Wired went on to joke that this was all a way to get people to watch Glass Onion, but Johnson went on to say that this is all a "horrible, horrible accident." It accidentally made the film political in a way Johnson perhaps didn't quite intend. He was making a statement but didn't have a specific target in mind. The universe just cosmically created one.

"There's a lot of general stuff about that sort of species of tech billionaire that went directly into it," Johnson said once again, trying to explain that Miles is not based just on Musk but an amalgamation of many tech billionaires out there. "But obviously, it has almost a weird relevance in exactly the current moment. A friend of mine said, "Man, that feels like it was written this afternoon." And that's just sort of a horrible, horrible accident, you know?"

Johnson does seem to have a sense of humor about the entire thing, even if he probably is getting a little sick of people asking him if Miles is based on Musk. Either way, the comedy of reality remains the best, and all we can do is laugh at it. What else can you do? Johnson a certain made a certain conservative pundit mad the other way and also revealed that said pundit doesn't understand how mysteries work. Also, it is amusing to watch Musk's fans insist that Miles is Musk despite Johnson telling him he isn't. At this point, Musk's fans are insisting that he's an idiot. Comedy.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery: Summary, Cast, Release Date

Benoit Blanc returns to peel back the layers in a new Rian Johnson whodunit. This fresh adventure finds the intrepid detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek island, but how and why he comes to be there is only the first of many puzzles. Blanc soon meets a distinctly disparate group of friends gathering at the invitation of billionaire Miles Bron for their yearly reunion. Among those on the guest list are Miles' former business partner Andi Brand, current Connecticut governor Claire Debella, cutting-edge scientist Lionel Toussaint, fashion designer, and former model Birdie Jay and her conscientious assistant Peg, and influencer Duke Cody and his sidekick girlfriend Whiskey. As in all the best murder mysteries, each character harbors their own secrets, lies, and motivations. When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect. Returning to the franchise he began, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rian Johnson writes and directs Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and assembles another all-star cast that includes a returning Daniel Craig alongside Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista. It played in theaters from November 23rd to 29th and streamed to Netflix on December 23rd.

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Kaitlyn is the Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. She loves movies, television, and comics. She's a member of the UFCA and the GALECA. Feminist. Writer. Nerd. Follow her on Twitter @katiesmovies and @safaiagem on Instagram.
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