Is Star Wars about to get its first gay character?
Something just moved in the force…
A tweet sent by Oscar Isaac is melting twitter.
In a tweet that loops in an old Tweet from the late Carrie Fisher, which just simply says, “gay” Oscar replied “yes” and posted a film still of him and John Boyega together. The pair plays the characters Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega).
— Oscar Isaac (@realOscarIsaac) June 15, 2017
Earlier this year the head of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, confirmed that there had been discussions about the introduction of a same-sex couple in the Star Wars’ franchise.
Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview with eCartelera,
“We’ve talked about it, but I think you’re not going to see it in [upcoming film] The Last Jedi.”
“After 40 years of adventures people have a lot of information and a lot of theories about the way these stories can take, and sometimes those theories that come up are new ideas for us to listen to, read and pay attention to.
“[It’s] clear that the fans are as much masters of this franchise as we are.”
So there you have it. Gays in space… Who have thunk it.