Rian Johnson says character comparisons to Elon Musk are a "horrible accident"

Rian Johnson says character comparisons to Elon Musk are a "horrible accident"
Rian Johnson says character comparisons to Elon Musk are a "horrible accident"

At Rian Johnson knife out Consequence, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, debuted on Netflix just before Christmas, CID fans quickly rushed to social media to make the same observation about Edward Norton's character Miles Bron. Norton plays a tech entrepreneur who resembles Twitter CEO Elon Musk in the film. While the similarities are undeniable, Johnson says the comparison is a "terrible accident". Unfortunately, Johnson's denials have fallen on deaf ears, at least in circles where Musk shines brighter than the sun.

Shortly thereafter glass onion noticed NetflixConservative political commentator Ben Shapiro started a thread about the film that got out of hand, saying Johnson's was politics "as lazy as his writing." Still, Johnson says he planned the film well before Musk's horrific Twitter takeover, and people should only read so far into it. In addition, Johnson wrote glass onion during the peak of the pandemic, before Musk daily dominated the news cycle with questionable tactics to manage the Vogel app.

Speak with Wiredsaid johnson, "It's so strange. It's very bizarre," about the audience comparing Bron to Musk. "I hope there isn't some secret marketing department at Netflix funding this Twitter acquisition."

Johnson added, "There's a lot of general stuff about these types of tech billionaires that went straight in [the movie]. But obviously it has an almost odd relevance in the present moment. A friend of mine said, 'Man, that feels like it was written this afternoon.' And that's just a horrible, horrible accident, you know?

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Musk supporters have been screaming into an echo chamber ever since glass onion debuted on Netflix. Strangely, many watched the film in protest, apparently unaware that doing so would add to the film's long-term popularity. Still, Shapiro demands satisfaction and continues to criticize Johnson even as the world moves away from the matter. Unfortunately for Shapiro, his tirade quickly made him a target for those who got the joke and understood that Norton's character is "a guy," and you could swap out any Musk-like character for the same outcome.

Consider comparisons between Bron and Musk a "terrible accident", Or is it all part of Johnson's insidious plot to get the Twitter CEO to stay part of the news cycle?

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