February 29, 2016

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'Star Wars' Director Promises Gay Characters In The Future

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens was not only one of the best-selling flicks of all time, it was also one of the most progressive. Name another blockbuster action film whose leads including an African-American man and a woman. You probably can't, and that's a shame...but at least we have one of the world's biggest franchises showing everyone the light!

Apparently The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams says that the franchise is just getting started, and promises gay characters in the series' future.

He told the Daily Beast:

"Of course! When I talk about inclusivity it’s not excluding gay characters. It’s about inclusivity. So of course.”

As if we couldn't be more stoked for another Star Wars! Now that you're here, make sure to click through our list of the 25 most anticipated movies of 2016.

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