John Boyega Calls Finn's Episode IX Relationship Status A 'Love Pentagon'

Finn in The Rise of Skywalker

It's a very exciting time to be a Star Wars fan. Once Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the House of Mouse began churning out content like a well-oiled machine. Standalone films and the upcoming live-action series The Mandalorian break new ground for the franchise, while main installments continue the Skywalker Saga. The last eight movies will come to a head when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, and fans are eager to see the beloved characters' fates.

While both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles in The Rise of Skywalker, the film will likely focus on the trio of new heroes. This includes John Boyega's Finn, who is shown rocking some new duds in the film's first trailer. There's been plenty of talk amongst the fandom regarding who Finn might end up with romantically, with the options even including Poe Dameron. Boyega recently described Finn's relationship status in Episode IX, saying:

You add Poe in there as well, there's a love triangle. Very complicated. We've got a few aliens that've been looking at Finn a certain type of way, so I don't know if you want to add their names to the list. Yeah, it's a love pentagon, man. There’s a lot going on. I think he is [the most eligible bachelor in the galaxy] period. Finn is single and willing to mingle.

Is there Tinder in space? John Boyega had a good sense of humor about Finn's romantic possibilities, and and he seems to admit there's a ton of options available. Lucky him.

John Boyega's comments come from the Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration. Finn was shown in the past two films sharing romantic scenes with a few characters. While he pined for Rey in The Force Awakens, he also forged a connection to Rose Tico in The Last Jedi. Plus, there's the long standing fan theories about Finn and Poe's relationship-- one that Boyega and Oscar Isaac are happy to add fuel to.

Excluding Poe from the equation, it should be interesting to see if Finn ends up forging a relationship with either Rey or Rose in The Rise of Skywalker. While he was originally head over heels for Daisy Ridley's character, he shared a kiss with Rose on Crait in the most recent movie. During the same panel at Star Wars Celebration, Boyega went on to address Finn/Rose, saying:

She my girl. There's nice chemistry. It's in the middle of a war, we're trying to figure ourselves out. We love you one day, don't love you the next. It's a very distracting place to fall in love.

Well, that's cryptic. John Boyega has learned how to avoid spoilers during his tenure in the Star Wars franchise, so he's become adept at answering questions without giving too much away. Love has always been a theme in the galaxy far, far away, with the previous two trilogies containing epic love stories with Han/Leia and Anakin/Padme. By comparison, the current set of films has bee missing this aspect of storytelling, so we'll see how it all ends up once The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters.

Kelly Marie Tran is back playing Rose Tico in Episode IX, after being the target of intense online harassment which ultimately resulted in her leaving social media. When Tran was asked if she'd share a kiss with John Boyega in the upcoming blockbuster, she said:

All I'll say is Finn is a very eligible bachelor.

It looks like Finn will have a few suitors in The Rise of Skywalker, which proves one thing: it pays to leave The First Order. You might be facing insurmountable odds as a Resistance Member, but at least you'll meet other singles in the galaxy.

Answers will arrive once Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. 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 favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.