In the past weeks, the internet has been awash with rumours of a gay romance in the Star Wars film series.
The film features a close bond between Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), which saw fans exchanging theories that Disney might be introducing a gay romance between the main characters. The fan theories were further sparked by an interview that Poe Dameron actor, Oscar Isaac, gave on the Ellen show with his co-stars. During the interview, Isaac hinted at an undisclosed romance saying: “I think it’s very subtle romance that’s happening. You know, you have to just look very close — you have to watch it a few times to see the little hints. But there was.’
However, Isaac’s co-star, John Boyega have finally put the rumours to an end, thank to the Stylist’s Chris Mandle, who wrote on Twitter:
“Sad news: John Boyega confirmed to me the Finn/Poe romance is not canon and it only exists ‘in Oscar’s head’ :(“
The Star Wars franchise relies on countries like China and Russia buying the film, or risk losing millions of dollars from countries in which promoting sexuality is unpopular and illegal, respectively.