Glass Onion was released a month ago for its week-long theatrical debut. In the film, we learn more about detective Benoit Blanc by meeting his significant other, played by Hugh Grant, and seeing more of his wardrobe. In an interview with Slash Film, Daniel Craig talked about he doesn’t think a “background” for his Knives Out character is necessary.
A part of the inspiration to keep Benoit Blanc a mystery is what was delivered in the Agatha Christie movies with Peter Ustinov as Poirot. Daniel Craig leaves his Knives Out detective in the hands of director and writer Rian Johnson. Still, he prefers to try to keep him a “mystery to the audience.”
“I love that Benoit, even in this movie, even though we find a little bit more about him, remains essentially a mystery to the audience. I think that’s important. I don’t think his background, or what his personal life is [important].”
Daniel Craig wants to keep his Knives Out character a “mystery”
Daniel Craig may want his Knives Out character to remain a “mystery,” we got a peak behind the curtain of the character. We saw his home with his partner. A scene of him in the bathtub showed him playing (poorly) the popular video game Among Us, which not only mimics the whodunit model but was explosive during the isolating months when the pandemic first began. His wardrobe also gives us a deeper look at what Benoit looks when he goes out to a private island for a party.
Glass Onion came down under Netflix’s banner due to a $400 million deal with the James Bond star and Johnson. A third film is in the pipeline, but even Johnson is not sure of what we should expect, especially when it comes to the release after the unconventional release model for Glass Onion. Still, we can anticipate a new location, a cast of eccentric suspects, and more layers to be peeled back on Benoit Blanc.
Glass Onion is hitting Netflix on December 23 for those who want to rewatch it or missed it during its theatrical run.