Here’s something we certainly weren’t expecting: The head of Lucasfilm has not only acknowledged the popular fan theory that romance is in the cards for two of Star Wars’ leading men, she’s opened the door wide open for it to become a reality.
President Kathleen Kennedy says she and her team are listening closely when the Internet lights up with Star Wars theories, and the Finn/Poe (John Boyega/Oscar Isaac) love story chatter was especially noteworthy to them.
Speaking to Ecartelera, Kennedy said:
“We’ve talked about it, but I think you’re not going to see it in The Last Jedi.”
“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.”
Boyega himself threw a bit of gasoline on the romance embers last year:
“What’s so funny, I posted a video the other day of myself working out, skipping, and in the background Oscar is just like, ‘Yeah baby go on!’ and people just went crazy.
But as far as I’m concerned when JJ [Abrams] sat us down to go through the script, it was a bromance. But now I’m learning what Mark Hamill said before when he didn’t know that Darth Vader was Luke’s father — you never know what they’re going to pull.”
Isaac went even further, telling Ellen:
“I think there’s a very subtle relationship happening,” he told Ellen last year. “You have to watch the film a few times to see the little hints, but there was. At least I was playing romance… I won’t say with which character.”
Only time will tell if this intergalactic romance finally comes to fruition, but two words come to mind until then: fan fiction.