One Star Wars theory just won’t die, and it looks like it’s not going to go away any time soon.
Numerous Star Wars whispers have been shot down over the past few months, thanks in part to Lucasfilm bosses facing some tricky questions at the franchise’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
One fan theory that is persisting, however, is the idea that two male leads will end up romantically involved in a galaxy not too far away.
While Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently dismissed rumours that Carrie Fisher would appear in the third instalment of the Force Awakens trilogy, she hasn’t been so eager to cut down the possibility of the Star Wars films getting their first ever gay subplot.
Speaking to Spanish-language website Ecartelera, the Lucasfilm boss left the door open to protagonists Finn (played by John Boyega) and Poe (played by Oscar Isaac) falling in love in future films – just not The Last Jedi.
“We’ve talked about it, but I think you’re not going to see it in The Last Jedi,” she said.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the popular fan theory, it pivoted around the strong chemistry between Finn and Poe in The Force Awakens.
In addition, fans say it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch for Disney to turn its attention to sexuality given it’s already injected much more diversity into the Star Wars universe (a woman is now the lead character and a person of colour is in the main trio).
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