How Andi Twist from Glass Onion Was Hiding In Plain Sight

Star of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Janelle Monáe offers a subtle clue to the movie’s major Andi twist. Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, makes a comeback in writer and filmmaker Rian Johnson’s follow-up to the 2019 hit Knives Out as he attempts to uncover a fresh mystery. Except for Craig, the movie’s new cast includes actors like Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, and Dave Bautista. The Netflix original series Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery received positive reviews from reviewers and viewers alike for its smart writing, which included the revelation that Janelle Monáe’s Andi character is Andi’s twin sister, Helen.

The real identity of Andi, concealed in plain sight from the beginning, is hinted at in one Easter egg in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, according to Monáe, who recently spoke with Variety. The actor says that Helen’s Andi haircut, which turns out to be a wig, differs slightly from Andi’s natural hair. See Monáe’s full response to the hint that only keen watchers would have noticed below.

Why Andi Twist in Glass Onion Works So Well

Some critics have criticized Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, saying that some of its plot twists are too obvious and that the movie isn’t as sophisticated as it believes it is. In actuality, though, that is wholly the point. The “Glass Onion” portion of the movie’s name becomes apparent at the end of the narrative, emphasizing the tendency for people to overthink and look for hidden meanings in things that are straightforward on the surface. 

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the sequel to the deliciously witty Knives Out, defies expectations with revelations that are brilliant in the sense that they’re quite straightforward.

The haircut suggestion that Andi is Helen also contributes to the film’s other major plot twists. At the conclusion, Norton’s billionaire character Miles to revealed to be the (very inept) killer, which in hindsight seems painfully apparent. Johnson makes use of viewers’ expectations from the first Knives Out by creating Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, a movie that exploits diversion to conceal a truth that has been in plain sight the entire time. The twists in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery may not have satisfied all viewers, but they were undoubtedly a part of director Rian Johnson’s overall plan for the picture, which is evident in every significant story development and revelation.

What Will Happen To The Knives Out Franchise Next?

Following the first film’s success, Netflix purchased the rights to two upcoming sequels in a hefty $250 million deal that included Johnson and Craig. That indicates that Blanc will appear in another movie after Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The writer/director reveals that Knives Out 3 will be quite different from the other entries in the franchise. Johnson recently disclosed that he has only recently begun developing another film in the series. Thus plot elements are yet unclear. In addition to Craig, the third installment will include a new cast.