The head of Lucasfilm has hinted of a gay love story between Finn and Poe in future Star Wars films.
President Kathleen Kennedy will not confirm anything, but has said a romance between the pilot and stormtrooper is definitely a possibility.
This would be the first ever gay subplot in the franchise that is now in its 40th year.
Speaking to Ecartelera, Kennedy said the door is open on protagonists Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) falling in love in future films – but not the next one.
‘We’ve talked about it, but I think you’re not going to see it in The Last Jedi,’ she said.
There is an eager group of fans that are hoping for a romance between the two male leads.
It doesn’t help the trailer for the upcoming film shows Finn wearing an outfit that looks exactly like one worn by Poe.
THATS ACTUALLY POE’S WHOLE FUCKIN OUTFIT. @ STAR WARS YALL AINT SLICK pic.twitter.com/jslBGeJkGk
— morgana stan account (@amorassofpixelz) 14 April 2017
[slamming on door] WE’RE UNDER ATTACK
poe and finn: shit. fuck shit [gets dressed in a hurry] poe [later]: oh no pic.twitter.com/n4nHAoUECh
— tia (@oscarisucc) 14 April 2017
Boyega has previously said ‘you never know’ about upcoming storylines, including a possible gay romance.
‘As far as I’m concerned, when JJ [Abrams] sat us down to go through the script, it was a bromance,’ he told the Radio Times.
‘But now I’m learning what Mark Hamill said before when he didn’t know that Darth Vader was Luke’s father: you never know what they’re going to pull.’
So with Kennedy’s quotes, fans are going to be even more excited that their passion could one day lead to a reality.
‘In the next six or eight months we will have some meetings about the stories that we will develop next,’ Kennedy said.
‘After 40 years of adventures, people have a lot of information and a lot of theories about the path these stories can take, and sometimes those theories that come up are new ideas for us to listen to, read and pay attention to.’
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release on 15 December.