Could we see a same-sex relationship in Star Wars?
Despite being set in a galaxy far, far away containing a massive spectrum of varied beings, the Star Wars universe has yet to portray any LGBT+ characters on the big screen, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
During an interview with Metro, John Boyega, who was introduced to the world as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was asked whether he thinks the movie series has a responsibility to push for equal representation.
“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,” the actor explained.
“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.”
Since the release of The Force Awakens in December 2015, fans have speculated at a possible relationship between former stormtrooper Finn and Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac.
But could we see this fan theory make its way onto the big screen?
“I think that Oscar is always looking at me with love in his eyes, and I guess that the fans saw it,” John continued. “And then they realised that either he needs to chill or come out.”
John’s not the only one who’s addressed the potential for romance between Finn and Poe, as the head of LucasFilms, Kathleen Kennedy, added fuel to the fire earlier this year.
“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,” she said.
But don’t get your hopes up for any potential romance to blossom in this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi…
“We’ve talked about it, but I think you’re not going to see it in The Last Jedi,” she continued. “In the next six or eight months we will have some meetings about the stories that we will develop next.”