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JJ Abrams Is Giving Us More Finn & Poe in The Rise of Skywalker

JJ Abrams Is Giving Us More Finn & Poe in 'The Rise of Skywalker'

JJ Abrams Is Giving Us More Finn & Poe in 'The Rise of Skywalker'

We're counting on you, JJ!!!

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Those of us in the Star Wars fandom who have been yearning to find out more about Finn and Poe ever since they made their debut in 2015's The Force Awakens might be in for a well-deserved treat! According to The Rise of Skywalker director JJ Abrams himself, we're finally gonna learn a little more about our favorite intergalactic rebel boyfriends—and their mysterious pasts!!

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Abrams unveiled that the final chapter of the iconic media franchise's Skywalker saga will reveal a lot more about the characters we've grown to love over the past five years than was previously given, especially those characters who viewers haven't really been given very much insight to, like Finn. 

"[Finn’s history] is part of the story of this one," Abrams told VF.  "And it was alluded to in Episode VII, but there’s a bit more light shed on that in this one...I would say that each of the characters get more light shed on their histories. I’m not saying we get full, exhaustive downloads on all of their childhoods and every major step that got them to where they are. But there are a lot of questions about Finn’s past, about Poe’s past, obviously Rey and Kylo, and then some of the new characters we meet."

While it's good to know we'll be definitely be getting more screen time for Finn and Poe, I'd be remiss not to mention that queer Star Wars fans are still patiently, patiently waiting to see if anything between the two characters will be ever made official in the movies. Ever since they crossed paths in The Force Awakens, the internet has been shipping Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and ex-stormtrooper turned hero Finn (John Boyega), with hopes of them becoming the franchise's first explicitly LGBTQ+ characters. While both Isaac and Boyega have expressed that they would be totally down for both their characters to have their sexualities explored/confirmed on-screen (heck, Boyega even wrote Isaac a beautiful, romantic AF love letter, for heaven's sakes!!), it has yet to happen. 

With the Skywalker saga coming to a close in only a matter of weeks, the realist in me knows that FinnPoe probably isn't going to be made canon in The Rise of Skywalker...but a loyal, gay shipper can dream, right??!? *cries deeply*

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20! 

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel