Rian Johnson says super sleuth Benoit Blanc, a wacky detective, does have male lovers, Johnson confirmed at a BFI London Film Festival press conference.
Johnson was discussing Glass Onion, the sequel to the 2019 mystery, which is set for a Netflix release Dec. 23. The movie will also have a one-week limited theatrical release on Nov. 23.
When asked about a scene in which Blanc is shown with a male lover, Johnson said, “Yes, obviously he is [gay].”
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery also stars Edward Norton, Natasha Lyonne, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Dave Bautista.
Hugh Grant, Yo-Yo Ma, the late Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim play themselves in the movie. Ethan Hawke is also listed among the cast in an uncredited part.