Star Wars: John Boyega Teases Finn and Poe Relationship

There are quite a few famous couples in the Star Wars universe; Leia and Han, Padmé and Anakin, Hera and Kanan, Finn and Poe.

Well, that last one might not be canon but there are many fans who see the writing on the wall.

Actor John Boyega, who plays Finn in the new Star Wars trilogy, recently spoke with Metro about fans wanting to see his character in a relationship with Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron.

“I think that Oscar is always looking at me with love in his eyes, and I guess that the fans saw it. And then they realized that either he needs to chill or come out,” Boyega said.

While Boyega and Isaac both support such a romance, the filmmakers behind the camera lens are ultimately in charge of the decision. It doesn’t look like Poe and Finn will spend as much screen time together in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as they did in the previous movie, though there could be a possibility for a relationship developing in the future.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke about the possibility in April with E·Cartelera, admitting that the future storylines will be influenced by fans.

“After 40 years of adventures people have a lot of information and a lot of theories about the paths these stories can take, and sometimes those theories that come up are new ideas for us to listen to, read, and pay attention to,” Kennedy said. “It’s clear that the fans are as much masters of this franchise as we are.”

The Star Wars franchise has yet to feature a LGBTQ relationship on screen, but Boyega knows the importance of representation goes beyond what’s featured in the movies — diversity matters behind the lens as well.


“There definitely is that responsibility, but more the responsibility to hire those from those experiences to share their creative light, that’s the pivotal thing,” Boyega said. “Because if you just hire the same sort of people you’re just getting the same sort of film. It’s not wrong, but then there’s a lack of variety.”

We’ll see how Star Wars: The Last Jedi moves the story forward when it premieres December 15.