As audiences gear up for the character’s return, director Rian Johnson confirms Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc is gay in Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery. Craig returns to lead Johnson’s latest star-studded whodunnit when his eccentric private detective, Benoit Blanc, is invited for a Greek weekend getaway by Edward Norton’s tech billionaire Miles Bron, only to find someone actually dead. In addition to Craig, the cast for Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery includes Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
Craig quickly gained acclaim for his work as Benoit Blanc in the original Blades off, and even received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the film. Given his international popularity as the newest protagonist of the James Bond franchise, Blanc proved an interesting change of pace for Craig in the eyes of many audiences, retaining much of the super-spy’s friendly demeanor while also displaying some of his own unique quirks, namely his thick Southern accent that Craig forgot. prior to filming the movie. upcoming sequel, and his penchant for intricate monologues and tropes. Having to focus on solving complicated cases, Blanc’s love life never made its way into the original film, but now it looks like the public will learn more about his private life in Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery.
During his performance at the London Film Festival press conference for the film, via InsiderRian Johnson was asked if Benoit Blanc was gay in Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery after a scene showed the character living with another man. Johnson would confirm this is the case and shared his excitement about writing Blanc as such. See what Johnson said below:
Yes, he is clear. And there is no one in the world I can imagine to bring me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with.
How Knives Out 3 can build on Blanc .’s sexuality
Johnson’s confirmation that Benoit Blanc is gay seems to stem from just one scene in the 139-minute sequel, making it a pretty subtle extension of the Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery main character, if not a minimal one. given a Blades from 3 though it’s been confirmed to be in the works at Netflix with Johnson and Craig returning, it would be interesting to see the two build on this aspect of the character, albeit through a good amount of dialogue in which Blanc opens up about his significant other, or actually more scenes with him and the unnamed actor playing his partner. Given that much of Blanc’s life is still largely unknown, some expansion of the franchise’s central character could be a great benefit to his staying power, as well as possible other avenues to continue Blanc’s story in the future.
The decision to make Benoit Blanc gay Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery Not only does it prove to be a good form of representation, but it also better differentiates Daniel Craig’s character from fellow eccentric private detective, Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie’s beloved character is enjoying a screen revival as Craig’s takes off, thanks to Kenneth Branagh’s film franchise, which is currently in the works for a new installment featuring A Ghost Tour in VeniceAlthough unlike Blanc, Poirot never had direct confirmations of a relationship in the source novels, giving Blanc a unique edge over his genre counterpart. Only time will tell who plays when Craig’s significant other Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery opens in theaters on November 23, followed by Netflix on December 23.
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