Apparently, gay people exist in the Star Trek future after all. And it doesn’t have to be the Mirror Universe, or a Trill, or whatever other way the franchise has sidestepped it over the years.
John Cho, who plays Hikaru Sulu in the latest films, says his character will be coming out of the closet in “Star Trek: Beyond.”
“I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out of it,” Cho told the Herald Sun during the Australian premiere of “Beyond” overnight Thursday. It’s the kind of way he hopes “we are going as a species, to not politicize one’s personal orientations.”
Early plot details of “Beyond” reveal Sulu will once again talk about his daughter, a character that was actually introduced as Demora played by Jacqueline Kim in 1994’s “Star Trek: Generations.” But even that film never talked about a wife or any other relationships Sulu may have had during his career in Starfleet.
“Beyond” writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung are fixing that in the new movie, where they will reportedly give Sulu not only his daughter, but also a husband.