Director JJ Abrams hosted the US-Ireland Alliance’s annual Oscar Wilde Awards at his Bad Robot headquarters on Thursday and was asked about the possibility of gay characters in an upcoming Star Wars movie, The Daily Beast reports.
“Of course! When I talk about inclusivity it’s not excluding gay characters. It’s about inclusivity. So of course. 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.”
After release of The Force Awakens, many speculated that in the relationship between Poe Dameron and Finn there were sparks of something more romantic. In fact, the argument was so strong, there were pages of slash fiction devoted to the topic.
Actor John Boyega quashed and then resurrected those rumors last week at the BAFTA Awards, when he said, of the possibility:
“…as far as I’m concerned, when JJ [Abrams] sat us down to go through the script, it was a bromance,” he continued. “But now I’m learning what Mark Hamill said before when he didn’t know that Darth Vader was Luke’s father: you never know what they’re going to pull. I’m looking at the director Rian [Johnson] closely so he can get me involved early, so I can prepare myself. So who knows?”
Of course, it may not be Finn and Poe at all but some character that has yet to be introduced.
Find out we will.