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Tough Viking Will Come Out as Gay in 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

May 17, 2014 (12:33 am) GMT
Comedian Craig Ferguson suggested the idea to have the character he voiced coming out of the closet.
Tough Viking Will Come Out as Gay in 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

"" will have a little surprise for the audience when it hits theaters June 13. A character from the 2010 animation "" will come out as gay, subtly.

[Spoiler ahead] Gobber, the rough and tough right-hand man of chief Stoick voice by comedian , will be the one coming out of the closet in a scene where he watches a man and his wife bickering. He says it is the reason why he never gets married and "one other reason."

The idea to have Gobber as a homosexual came from Ferguson and was approved by writer and director Dean DeBlois, who is openly 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'," DeBlois told E! Online. "I think that's a really fun [and] daring move to put in. I love the idea that Gobber is Berk's resident gay."

Although rare, a gay character in a mainstream animated film has popped up in Universal Pictures' 2012 animation "".

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