Oscar Isaac is talking about his Star Wars character’s love life again. In a recent interview, he said he wants to keep Poe’s love life ‘as fluid as possible’.
While speaking with the Huffington Post, he broached the topic of a favorite fan theory: that Poe is not only a great Resistance hero, but queer as well.
Pablo Hidalgo’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi ― The Visual Dictionary, the official guidebook to the film, revealed a fun fact about Poe. He wears a ring on a necklace, given to him by his mother. The guidebook says he’s ‘waiting to share it someday with the right partner’.
Fans jumped on the gender-neutral term ‘partner’.
conspiracy theory: the ring is a clue, the visual dictionary is foreshadowing Poe giving it to Finn, the "right partner" pic.twitter.com/Vg336yUeRV
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In response to the ring, Isaac said: ‘I’m all about keeping it as fluid as possible.
‘There are a lot of interesting people in the galaxy, it’d be a shame to cut off 50 percent. I think Poe’s open to any kind of adventure.’
Sounds a bit like Donald Glover’s pansexual portrayal of Lando.
But will he have a romance with Finn?
Most fans want to see Poe share a romance with John Boyega’s Finn. It started with the first movie in the new trilogy, The Force Awakens, when Poe gave his jacket to Finn and also bit his lip.
— Sean (@GameBuzzSean) January 5, 2018
Finn, though, has a lot on his plate.
‘I mean, just so many [love interests]. They need to all leave me alone, man. I’m trying to just be handsome and sexy on my own, and they’re interrupting,’ Boyega joked with HuffPost.
He has a deep but undefined relationship with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and shared a kiss with Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose in The Last Jedi.
Regardless of Finn, a queer Poe would be great representation. There’s very little known about his own love life — beyond that incredible chemistry he shared with Laura Dern as Holdo (also pansexual) in The Last Jedi — so there’s freedom to explore.