A character updated for our modern times. Actor, John Cho, who plays Hikaru Sulu in the new Star Trek films has revealed that the character is being portrayed as gay in Justin Lin’s upcoming feature Star Trek Beyond.
In an interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, Cho revealed the character is a loving father in a same-sex relationship. The Actor commented:
“I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out of it, which is where I hope we are going as a species, to not politicize one’s personal orientations”.
I too hope we are approaching such a point. It’s about time.