Mark Hamill is very keen on the idea that Luke Skywalker could be gay
by Andy Towle
March 4, 2016
Mark Hamill is very keen on the idea that Luke Skywalker could be gay. It’s a notion he’s brought up before.
But his thoughts are being given new legitimacy given director JJ Abrams recent remarks that “it seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say that there wouldn’t be a homosexual character” in the Star Wars universe.
Said Hamill, according to a new report in The Sun:
“I just read online that JJ is very much open to that. In the old days you would get fan mail. But now fans are writing and ask all these questions, ‘I’m bullied in school… I’m afraid to come out’. They say to me, ‘Could Luke be gay?’ I’d say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer. If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves.”
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?”