When The Force Awakens was released, more than a few people noticed that John Boyega’s Finn and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron seemed to like each other a lot, to the point where many wondered if the film was suggesting some sort of romance between them. It even got the point where the actors were joking about it and you couldn’t tell if they thought their characters might have a romantic future together or not.
However, it turns out it’s not just fans who’ve been wondering whether the duo might end up as an item, because so have those in charge of the franchise as Lucasfilm. Kathleen Kennedy, who runs the company, was asked about the possibility of Poe and Finn properly falling in love.
She replied, “We’ve talked about it, but I think you’re not going to see it in The Last Jedi.”
Of course, that doesn’t mean we’ll see it in any of the other movies either, but it’s nice to know they’re taking it seriously as a possibility. And from what Kennedy said next, it appears they’d never thought about Finn and Poe having a romantic connection until fans pointed it out.
She says, “In the next six or eight months we will have some meetings about the stories that we will develop next. After 40 years of adventures, people have a lot of information and a lot of theories about the path these stories can take, and sometimes those theories that come up are new ideas for us to listen to, read and pay attention to.”
Although some may think this is a form of queerbaiting, hopefully it means Kennedy and others are taking the idea of LGBT characters in the Star Wars universe seriously, and whether it’s Poe and Finn or not, that they will arrive in the movies soon. (H/T GSN)