The deputy chief Viking of the Berk tribe, Gobber the Belch, will come out as gay in the next installment of the How to Train Your Dragon movie franchise.
Dean DeBlois, the second movie's openly gay writer, has written the scene in a very subtle way. During a fight between two other characters, a husband and wife, Gobber notes that the fighting is one of the reasons he didn't get married. Oh, and then he mentions there's one other reason. The reason, according to DeBlois, is because Gobber is gay.
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.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 will open in theatres on June 13th.
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