This is so great!
J.J. Abrams, who of course directed Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, is now on record saying there will be an openly gay character in the movie franchise for upcoming installments!!
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Talking to The Daily Beast, Abrams said of the decision to add an openly gay character to the fold:
"To me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of possibility. So it seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say there wouldn't be a homosexual character in that world."
Now, there have been other places in the Star Wars universe — like author Chuck Wendig's novel Aftermath — where gay characters have been introduced, but nothing from the film franchise… yet.
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Now, it looks like a future installment will make the jump, and it's all for the better!!
What do you think about this news?!
And who do you think it will be??
[Image via Charlie Steffens/WENN.]
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