Warning: minor spoilers ahead of “Glass Onion”.
Apparently knives aren’t the only things coming out in Netflix’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” murder mystery sequel.
Director Rian Johnson confirmed that Benoit Blanc, the main character in the film played by “James Bond” star Daniel Craig, is “obviously” queer at the London Film Festival press conference on Sunday morning.
According to Insider, the highly anticipated sequel to the hit detective film of 2019 touches the personal life of the famous detective with a brief scene indicating that Blanc is “living with a man”.
Asked if the character is queer, Johnson replied, “Yes, of course he is,” according to the outlet.
The spoiler tidbit was corroborated by others at the festival, with one noting that “the whole room went wild” on Johnson’s “emphatic” response.
Johnson went on to address an unnamed actor who reportedly plays Blanc’s lover in the film, noting that “there is no one in the world I can imagine bringing me more joy for Benoit Blanc to be with.”
Craig, meanwhile, added: “Who wouldn’t want to live with that person?”
While that cameo is still kept under wraps, a plot of the film involving performances by Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim, both of whom died after filming, has been revealed online.
“Glass Onion” marks the latest screen appearances of Lansbury and Sondheim, whom Johnson described as “so kind and so generous”.
“Did we think, my God, that either of us would ever do that? We didn’t think they would. And they were both so great, “he said, according to Deadline.” For both of us, in addition to the honor of having them in the film, being able to personally have 10 minutes with each of them to tell them what their work meant to me was really special. “.
The sequel, also starring Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline and Dave Bautista, picks up with a new murder mystery on a paradise island in Greece.
“Tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) invites some of his closest and dearest for a vacation on his private Greek island, it soon becomes clear that not everything is perfect in paradise,” according to the official synopsis. “And when someone is found dead, well, who better than Blanc to remove the layers of intrigue?”
The film, which will arrive on Netflix on December 23, will first screen for a limited week-long theatrical release a month earlier as part of a landmark deal with the streaming service and three major national film chains.
“I am thrilled that Netflix made this film deal in November,” Johnson said at the press conference. “I love people watching it at home. Although if people want to see it in the theater, I want them to have the opportunity to see it and see it with a crowd. “