Director J. J. Abrams has promised that
future installments of Star Wars will include gay characters.
“Of course!” Abrams answered when
asked by The
“When I talk about inclusivity it's
not excluding gay characters,” he said. “It's about inclusivity.
So of course.”
Abrams, who directed, co-produced and
co-wrote Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
added: “I would love it. 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.”
Of course, actor
Oscar Isaac has hinted at a potential romance between his character,
resistance pilot Poe Dameron, and co-star John Boyega's
think it's [a] very subtle romance that's happening,” Isaac
told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres last month.