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Knives Out director confirms Daniel Craig's character is gay

Knives Out director confirms Daniel Craig's character is gay

Rian Johnson has confirmed all of our LGBTQ+ suspicions of Daniel Craig’s role as Detective Benoit Blanc

The director of Knives Out has just confirmed that Daniel Craig’s character is gay.

The director of the franchise, Rian Johnson, confirmed all of our LGBTQ+ suspicions of Craig’s role as Detective Benoit Blanc during the London Film Festival press conference for the upcoming follow-up film.

The upcoming sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, is set to see the southern detective heading to Greece to solve a mystery with a slew of new interesting suspects including those played by Kate Hudson, Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe and Kathryn Hahn.

The cast headed to London in advance of the gala screening at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank on 16 October to close the festival, where the director was asked whether Craig’s character is in fact a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Johnson replied to this question with: "Yes, he obviously is."

Understandably, fans of the film flocked to Twitter to share their excitement at the recently revealed character development.

The Knives Out director has just confirmed that Daniel Craig’s character is gay.

“Knew it from day one PeriodT,” one replied beneath a tweet about Craig’s character, while another added: “I mean, it was kinda obvious in the first movie.”

“I mean just look at him,” @Jays_moken responded about his sexual revelation, while another simply added: “Slay.”

Meanwhile, @sagehyden wrote: “Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot would like to welcome Benoit Blanc to the team.”

We’ll have to wait and see what this means for the character in terms of an on-screen relationship, a kiss - or more (squeal!).

Whether or not you had your predictions on the character’s sexuality, it’s clear that on-screen representation matters. We certainly love this character development.

In another win for the LGBTQ+ community, the move from the franchise comes just after Velma has officially been confirmed as lesbian in the new Scooby-Doo movie.

On-screen representation is so important.

Clips from Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo recently went viral on Twitter, and fans have shared their delight at the iconic character’s sexuality finally being confirmed.

In the clip, onlookers were greeted by a very hot and flustered Velma Dinkley, who is left only managing to utter a very small ‘jinkies’ after running into a cool, calm and collected Coco Diablo - a costume designer, no less.

There’s only one emotion that can cause a reaction of this type, and it’s love.

The prospect of a gay relationship between Velma and another character has long been teased for fans of the franchise. You can read more on that here.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact the LGBT Foundation on 0345 3 30 30 30, 10am–6pm Monday to Friday, or email [email protected].

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Topics: Film and TV, Daniel Craig, LGBTQ