Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Oscar Isaac blames 'Disney Overlords' for not making Finn and Poe boyfriends

Oscar Isaac, who stars in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, blamed "Disney overlords" for not venturing into a romantic relationship between Finn and Poe. Read below to know what Oscar had to say on the same.
Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac wanted there to be a romantic relationship between Poe Dameron and Finn.  Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac wanted there to be a romantic relationship between Poe Dameron and Finn.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker released last Friday and was met with negative reviews by the critics while the opening weekend collections at the US box-office saw the J.J. Abrams directorial earn $175.5 million. There is a whole lot to talk about the film and the theories surrounding it with many hoping for a possible romance between the besties, Finn and Poe Dameron. *SPOILERS ALERT* However, such was not the case! Poe's past love interest was added to the mix with the inclusion of Zorii Bliss (played by Keri Russell) from Kijimi.

Along with the fans, Oscar Isaac is pissed about the exclusion of a possible love story between Finn and Poe. In an interview with IGN, Oscar explained why he felt that the bromance in Star Wars could have been something much more. "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," Isaac shared.

The 40-year-old actor blamed Disney for not venturing into unchartered territories. "I would try to push it a bit in that direction, but the Disney overlords were not ready to do that," Oscar stated.

Would you have liked to see a Poe and Finn relationship angle in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

ALSO READ: Star Wars: John Boyega pens letter to Oscar Isaac; says Poe & Finn's bromance is a greater bond than The Force

Earlier, in an interview with Variety, Oscar spoke more openly about the natural chemistry between himself and John Boyega sharing, "I think it was just like, these are two guys that are happy being intimate with each other emotionally. So it wasn’t actually a total shock [that] people, you know, saw that in there."



Who cares? The characters aren't gay. Why should they be? Why shouldn't they be? Does it matter at all to the story?

I would not have watched it there was gay token in it.

What's with just being good friends without being lovers.... I'm tired of the LMNOPQ agenda always crying how they are under representated ???? Really what about Hispanics ???

Everyone who has commented "not every story needs a gay romance" is acting like same-sex romance in media is so common. Do yourselves a favor and look up the term "heteronormativity."


Accepting and respecting lgbtq rights doesn't mean that every two characters of the same sex need to be gay. Finn and poe were just really good friends.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Even those far far away can't escape the oppressive nature of the 'left'...when will I ever be able to watch another sci-fi movie without people complaining there isn't a gay scene...its freaking sci-fi

It's supposed to be about characters developing a relation with the force not to eachother.
How does one's sexuality fit in message of the Skywalker saga?
Make them gay in a new Star wars trilogy where those themes match the message of that particular trilogy.

Uh... Poe had a female romantic interest already. Yall need to get a grip

Every story does Not Require a token gay.

THANK YOU! Not every story needs to include the LGBT community just as not every story needs to include political views, a bunch of straight relationships etc. Stop whining people

Ok boomer.

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