The executive producers of Disney’s animated series Star Wars Resistance have officially confirmed that the characters Okra (Bobby Moynihan) and Flix (Jim Rash) are an openly gay couple.
Star Wars Resistance executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman appeared on the Coffee With Kenobi podcast to confirm that Okra and Flix are romantically involved, making them the first onscreen canonical gay couple in the franchise.
Justin Ridge confirmed Okra and Flix’s relationship in the following statement:
“I think it’s safe to say they’re an item, absolutely. They’re absolutely a gay couple and we’re proud of that. We love Flix and Orka.”
In Star Wars Resistance, Okra and Flix are the dynamic duo that man the Office of Acquisitions in the Colossus station.
The confirmation of Okra and Flix being a gay couple in Star Wars Resistance may be the first time LGBT representation was explicitly portrayed onscreen in the franchise, but multiple LGBT characters have existed in the newly-established canon ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012. The book Star Wars: Aftermath introduced Sinjir Rath Velus, one of the first openly gay characters in the franchise. Sinjir finds a boyfriend named Condyr in the book’s sequel, Aftermath: Life Debt.
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Here is the synopsis for the new season of Star Wars Resistance:
The concluding season takes place during the events of “The Last Jedi” leading up to “The Rise of Skywalker,” as Kaz and the team continue to fight against the threat of the First Order, culminating in an epic series finale.
The second and final season of Star Wars Resistance premieres on Sunday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. on Disney XD.
Source: Coffee With Kenobi
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.