J.J. Abrams Said There Would be an LGBT ‘Star Wars’ Character Four Years Ago. He’s Making the Same Vague Promises Today

Disney has a problem with LGBT representation. I don’t necessarily mean that it’s a problem that they don’t have enough, what I mean is It seems like someone at Disney is actively against including LGBT characters in their movies.

A 2016 article from Polygon was circulating again on social media, highlighting a portion of an interview where Abrams promised that an LGBT character was coming to Star Wars in “a future installment.”

Nearly four years later, three more Star Wars films have released with a fourth coming in a few weeks and it doesn’t look like there’s going to be any significant LGBT representation in that.

Abrams did make a vague implication that we might see an LGBT character in an interview with Variety.

“And in the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented in the film,” Abrams said.

So without spoiling the film, Variety asked, does that mean there will be a queer character in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

“I will say I’m giving away nothing about what happens in the movie,” Abrams replied with a smile. “But I did just say what I just said.”

I’ve made an image to illustrate what’s going on here.

I don’t actually remember if Disney owns Peanuts or not.

This sort of thing should be familiar to Marvel and Harry Potter fans by now. “There are totally some gay characters coming. In fact, that character you love who never gave any indication they’re in any way LGBT actually is, don’t you feel represented now?”

Abrams once again confirmed that the two characters most likely to be gay, Finn and Poe, absolutely are not gay. But maybe some minor character like Wedge Antilles or Biggs Darklighter is. Remember them? It might even be someone as important as Porkins, the fat guy who got killed by Darth Vader. In the new special special edition, he’ll cry out “I love penises” as his ship explodes.

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