The Star Wars franchise may be best known for its beloved characters and special effects driven action but the series has not been without its notable romances, with the most popular probably being the relationship between Han Solo and Leia Organa.
While fans have proposed a number of new pairings involving the characters introduced in The Force Awakens, director Rian Johnson told Vanity Fair that The Last Jedi will not feature a romance as a key element to the film’s plot:
“[There will be] no one-to-one equivalent of the Han-to-Leia, burning, unrequited love. In our story, that’s not a centerpiece.”
Sounds as though fans hoping for romance to develop between their favorite characters, including Finn and Poe, may be disappointed. Although, the fact that a romance will not be central to the film does not exclude a nod to any potential romantic parings, at least in my estimation.
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Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Introduced to the Star Wars saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.
Source: Vanity Fair