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Trannies and lightsabers: Star Wars director says franchise is about to go full LGBT

•, Ethan Huff

During a recent interview, Abrams revealed that the soon-to-be-released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker episode will feature the Disney-owned series' first-ever homosexual, or possibly transgender – he didn't specify which – subplot.

The creators behind Star Wars have reportedly been talking about incorporating LGBT characters and themes into the franchise since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released back in 2015 – and they're actually now doing it.

Rumors have apparently been circulating that Disney might turn the platonic relationship between the reboot trilogy's two main characters, Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Ex Machina's Oscar Isaac), into a "gay" relationship, which is something that Abrams had personally hoped would happen.