First Mario and Link, now this.
In the upcoming release of How To Train Your Dragon 2, the Craig Ferguson-voiced character Gobber the Belch will come out as gay.
It’s definitely a first for an animated feature aimed at kids, and sure to send the inaccurately named One Million Moms into a tailspin.
Writer-director Dean DeBlois says that while Gobber won’t exactly say the words “I’m gay,” the nod towards his sexuality won’t be entirely subtle, and will happen while the character reacts to watching a husband and wife argue.
Speaking to E! News at the Cannes Film Festival recently, DeBlois said:
“When we were recording Craig Ferguson, I had written the line, ‘This is why I never got married,” and he, as he often does, added it as an ad lib and he said, ‘Yup, Gobber is coming out of the closet.’ I think that’s a really fun [and] daring move to put in. I love the idea that Gobber is Berk’s resident gay.”
Could there be a possible love interest for Gobber in the next installment of the franchise?