Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ John Boyega Denies Finn/Poe While Throwing More Fuel on the Fire
True from a certain point of view ...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers to follow if you haven’t seen it yet.
Romance was in the air in The Force Awakens, or at least the Internet thinks so. Those involved in the movie’s production have slightly different takes that seem to simultaneously confirm and deny a certain fan-favorite pairing. Truly, we live in an amazing time.
Fans have been convinced of the chemistry between ex-stormtrooper Finn and his pilot buddy Poe Dameron, and the pair certainly worked well together on-screen. However, actor John Boyega says there is no “canon” Finn/Poe romance, but don’t lose all hope just yet:
Sad news: John Boyega confirmed to me the Finn/Poe romance is not canon and it only exists “in Oscar’s head” :(
— Chris Mandle (@chris_mandle) January 6, 2016
That quote is from a forthcoming interview, so it’s tough to know context:
@Hello_Tailor yeah! 21st Jan in Shortlist. I spoke to him yesterday and couldn’t not share it…
— Chris Mandle (@chris_mandle) January 7, 2016
For those not so up on their shipping, he’s referring to Oscar Isaac, who played Poe Dameron opposite his Finn in the movie. While Boyega probably said this in a joking manner, this isn’t the first time there’s been seemingly joking allusion to a subtle spark between the two, as the Daily Dot points out. Even if there’s no relationship depicted in “canon,” it’s easy to see how Isaac could have been playing his character with the attraction in mind. Hey, despite what most movies would have you believe, one person being attracted to another doesn’t mean they’re going to be soul mates forever and ever—but similarly, just because two people aren’t soul mates forever and ever or even romantically involved at all doesn’t mean an attraction doesn’t exist.
Even if Poe and Finn don’t wind up together, Poe can still be a canonically gay character, though sadly, we probably don’t live in a world where Disney would let it be confirmed through anything other than acting choices. (Which only makes us more apt to believe such things are true, really.) Still, if the Finn/Poe universe only exists in Isaac’s head, we’re plenty happy to live in that universe with him—you could do worse than living in Oscar Isaac’s own personal universe, after all.
(via Daily Dot, image via Disney/Lucasfilm)
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