At Knives Out, The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson Reveals The Games He’s Played Lately

With Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery beginning its theatrical release, Rian Johnson reveals the games that have kept him busy for the past few months.


Famous director Rian Johnson has shared some of the games currently occupying his free time and even mentioned that he is about to play God of War Ragnarok on his Playstation. Famous for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Knives outJohnson is one movie figure that pop culture fans haven’t always been kind to.


Some consider him responsible for taking star wars in a direction that seems disrespectful to previous films, while others praise him for trying to break star wars out of its mould. Ultimately, there’s no denying that Johnson has directed two critically acclaimed films in the past five years, and another is on the way. As Glass Onion enjoying the premiere of its limited theatrical release today, Johnson revealed the video games that have caught his attention over the past few months.

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According to a recent interview picked up by IGN, Johnson is thrilled to finally dive into the new God of the war game, and although he did not have the opportunity to play Ragnarok yet he presented himself as an avid fan of the Grand Theft Auto games too. The director of breaking Bad“Ozymandias” has spent the last few months replaying Auto grand theft 5and is also nearing the end of its Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild playthrough.

Rian Johnson being a video game enthusiast comes as no surprise to anyone, and he’s not the only person in Hollywood with a gaming hobby these days, as – quite famously – Henry Cavill and Millie Bobbie Brown are also big fans of video games. In fact, if rumors are to be believed, one of the main reasons Henry Cavill left the witcher on Neftlix wasn’t just Superman’s deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, but also because of the creative disagreements he had with a writing team that played fast and loose with the source material of the witcher.

With Johnson’s interest in God of War Ragnarok, the developers of Santa Monica Studios have a real blockbuster on their hands. The appeal for Kratos and his son Atreus has never been wider, as God of War Ragnarok easily breaks PlayStation Store records. It has established itself as PlayStation’s defining franchise in the current generation of consoles, and its commercial success must be seen as a major win for Sony. A sequel to both Glass Onion and God of War Ragnarok is on the way, and while Johnson and Santa Monica Studios are both enjoying their rightful accolades today, the future looks just as exciting.

God of War Ragnarok is now available for PS4 and PS5.

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