“Star Wars” fans hoping for a love connection between Finn and Poe in “The Rise Of Skywalker” are going to be disappointed.
Speaking to Variety about the upcoming saga-ender, director J.J. Abrams shut down speculation about the film featuring a romance between the characters played by John Boyega and Oscar Isaac.
“That relationship to me is a far deeper one than a romantic one,” Abrams said. “It is a deep bond that these two have, not just because of the trial by fire in which they met, but also because of their willingness to be as intimate as they are, as afraid as they, as unsure as they are, and still be bold, and still be daring and brave.”
That said, Abrams did express that he wanted to make sure the film’s cast “looked more the way the world looks than not,” adding, “And in the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented in the film.”
Asked if the film will feature any LGBTQ representation, the director said, “I will say I’m giving away nothing about what happens in the movie. But I did just say what I just said.”