It's a good time to be a Star Wars fan. Because in addition to the main installments in the franchise, Disney is releasing standalone films that will help expand the galaxy far, far away. This December will bring Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will continue the narrative of the franchise after J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens changed the game two years back. While fans are excited to see Luke Skywalker finally return to the franchise, there are a ton of questions revolving around the new characters, including whether or not Poe and Finn will be an item, following speculation from the last film. Here's what actor John Boyega (aka Finn) had to say about it recently,
Once again, it looks like John Boyega isn't really stoking the fire of the long rumored Poe/Finn romance. After all, it is usually Oscar Isaac that's stirring the pot and getting fans excited about the possibility.
Rumors about Finn and Poe began circulating shortly after The Force Awakens arrived in theaters. Some fans thought the duo's relationship was more than just friendly, as they had an instant palpable connection. Poe essentially gave Finn his name (as well as his signature jacket), and Finn seemed fairly heartbroken when it appeared as though his new buddy died. They eventually reconnected at the Resistance's base, and shared a knowing look before departing on the final mission.
Of course, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that Finn is actually totally into Rey. He had a hard time even speaking with the young Jedi when they first met, and Rey seemed conflicted when leaving an unconscious Finn when he left to find Luke Skywalker on Ach-To. Plus, just like this recent statement to Metro US, John Boyega has repeatedly shot down rumors about Poe and Finn, although the fandom doesn't seem to be interested.
Part of the reason for these rumors is because of J.J. Abrams himself. While doing press for The Force Awakens, Abrams revealed that he'd like to see LBGT representation in the galaxy far, far away. This seemed to only stoke the fires for the Finn/Poe shippers. Alas, two of the three main heroes having a same-sex relationship is probably a bit far fetched. Luckily, we won't have to wait for answers long.
Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in theaters on December 15, 2017. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips ot the movies in the New Year.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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