It now seems like the rainbow flag is finally going to be raised in that galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams has revealed that the franchise may eventually see an out gay character as part of the “inclusivity” of the Star Wars universe.
“To me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of possibility. So it seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say that there wouldn’t be a homosexual character in that world,” Abrams was quoted as saying by The Daily Beast. “When I talk about inclusivity it’s not excluding gay characters. It’s about inclusivity.”
LGBT characters actually already appeared in Star Wars novels, including lesbian Moff Mars in Lord of the Siths and gay protagonist Sinjir Rath Velus in Aftermath.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest Star Wars flick, earned Disney – which bought the franchise for $4 billion from George Lucas in 2012 – over $2.028 billion in the box office.