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.”
— Mark Hamill, discussing the sexuality of his character Luke Skywalker with The Daily Beast on the heels of JJ Abrams tellling fans they can expect to see gay characters in future installments of the blockbuster film franchise