Star Wars actor Mark Hamill wrote a poem shipping Finn and Poe
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has penned poetry to lament the fact that Finn and Poe did not end up together in The Rise of Skywalker.
Despite Disney executives talking up the potential of a gay romance between the two characters, the Star Wars sequel trilogy drew to a close without any such love story materialising.
Mark Hamill is on board with Finn and Poe
Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe, has already made his disappointment known – and now Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has also spoken out to lament the lack of gay pairing.
Taking to Twitter, Hamill wrote: “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 🌈”
Of course, the late Carrie Fischer also gave the pairing her tacit approval in 2017.
She had joked: “It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me about Star Wars now is, ‘Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?’
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“And really, how the f**k would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality.”
‘Disney overlords’ wouldn’t back romance, according to Oscar Isaac
Speaking to IGN earlier this week, Oscar Isaac blamed Disney execs for the handling of the issue.
He said: “I think there could’ve been a very interesting, forward-thinking… not even forward-thinking, just, like, current-thinking love story there, something that hadn’t quite been explored yet – particularly the dynamic between these two men in war that could’ve fallen in love with each other.
“I would try to push it a bit in that direction, but the Disney overlords were not ready to do that.”
The decision leaves LGBT+ representation in the saga confined to a kiss between two unnamed background characters that was edited out in markets with homophobic laws.