Mark Hamill: ‘Luke Skywalker could be bisexual’
Star Wars legend Mark Hamill says the audience can decide the Jedi Knight’s sexuality for themselves.
Mark Hamill claims Luke Skywalker could be bisexual – saying that the character’s sexuality is up to the fans.
The Star Wars actor made the statement after he was asked on Twitter if the iconic hero was bisexual.
Hamill – who recently reprised the iconic role in The Force Awakens – responded directly to the fan with a poignant message.
“His sexuality is never directly addressed in the films,” he wrote.
“Luke is whatever the audience want him to be, so you can decide for yourself.”
Other fans of the sci-fi franchise were quick to support Hamill’s theory, with Nerdist claiming Skywalker was the likeliest character to be gay or bisexual.
“Luke Skywalker has shown almost zero sexual interest in anyone in any of the films – with the exception of a woman who turned out to be his sister,” the website noted.
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“And even then, that interest seemed considerably mild.”
Meanwhile, fans hoping to see romance blossom between the new generation of Star Wars characters may be disappointed, after Force Awakens star John Boyega seemingly crushed hopes of a gay love story in the film series.
The film features a close bond between Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) – with rumours spreading that Disney are setting up a gay romance between two of the film’s main characters.
Isaac added fuel to the fire by hinting at an undisclosed romance of some kind, adding: “I think it’s very subtle romance that’s happening.”
“You know, you have to just look very close — you have to watch it a few times to see the little hints. But there was.”
However, Boyega shut down the ship in an interview, according to Chris Mandle and the Metro.
He wrote: “Sad news: John Boyega confirmed to me the Finn/Poe romance is not canon and it only exists ‘in Oscar’s head’ :(“