The Star Wars version of Ross and Rachel, sort of a sci-fi will they/won’t they, Finn and Poe didn’t happen to the behest of many Star Wars fans. The potential romantic involvement of these two sequel trilogy characters has been an idea pushed by some fans since The Force Awakens.
Now, Luke Skywalker himself has thrown his support behind the idea with a poem he wrote that he posted on his Twitter account, you can check it out below.
Luke never met either Finn or Poe
So what they do behind closed doors
I guess I'll never know…
But I would like to also note that love is love
Whatever floats your boat.#LGBTerrific 🌈 https://t.co/swT1F1UsOG
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 30, 2019
Personally, this is the least important aspect of a character in the film, any film really, unless this specific subject matter is the focus of the film. Even though there was a nod to the LGBT community in Rise of Skywalker, I can’t see it having a huge effect on the overall plot. I liken it to being an empty form of fan service in that it just seems to be placating a group of people without any real substance behind it.
Would a change in sexual preference have led to Finn or Poe making different choices in the trilogy? Not likely, which is why I was never for or against this idea, my Star Wars concerns are galaxies away from this issue.
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