‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ to Feature First Openly Gay Stormtrooper in Franchise

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to become the first film in the Star Wars franchise to feature an openly homosexual stormtrooper.

The news was revealed Monday by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, who added that the filmmakers behind the hotly-anticipated film had been toying with the idea of including a gay character for some time.

“There’s a great deal of diversity in our universe so it makes perfect sense to add diversity to the Star Wars universe,” she said at a conference in Beijing. “For a while it was going to be an Ewok, but it didn’t really fit with the storyline.”

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