In his latest film, Glass Onion, filmmaker Rian Johnson continues two traditions that have become familiar to fans of his work. The film, a sequel to the popular 2019 mystery thriller Knives Out, features a star-studded cast and a number of clever twists and red herrings that have become staples of Johnson’s films. In addition to these elements, Glass Onion also includes the return of two actors who have appeared in a number of Johnson’s past projects: Noah Segan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Segan and Gordon-Levitt have become fixtures in Johnson’s films, with Segan appearing in every one of Johnson’s directorial projects. Their appearances in Johnson’s films, from Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Looper, have become something of a tradition for fans of the filmmaker. In Glass Onion, Segan plays the character of Derol, while Gordon-Levitt provides the voice for Miles’ clock, the Hourly Dong. It is expected that both actors will continue to make appearances in future installments of the Knives Out franchise, with the possibility of Gordon-Levitt finally making an on-screen appearance.
Noah Segan & Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Glass Onion Is A Rian Johnson Tradition
The inclusion of Segan and Gordon-Levitt in Glass Onion is more than just a fun Easter egg for audiences. Both actors have a long history with Johnson, having appeared in his directorial debut Brick in 2005. Their close relationship with the filmmaker has allowed them to be a part of his projects from his early box office flops to his blockbuster success in the Star Wars franchise. As Johnson continues to take on bigger projects, it seems fitting that he brings back the actors who have been with him from the beginning.
In addition to featuring Segan and Gordon-Levitt, Glass Onion maintains the high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that has become a hallmark of Johnson’s work. The film’s star-studded cast includes brief cameos from celebrities like Angela Lansbury, Stephen Sondheim, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ethan Hawke, and Hugh Grant, as well as the return of Daniel Craig’s character Detective Benoit Blanc from Knives Out. While Blanc is the only character from the previous film to return for Glass Onion, Segan and Gordon-Levitt appear in new roles, continuing the tradition of the filmmaker’s use of familiar faces in his work.