Played by Oscar Isaac, Poe Dameron is a Resistance pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens who takes a backseat in the film to new characters Finn and Rey. However, Poe might be a lot more important for the Star Wars universe than we may have believed, at least according to one theory.

Don’t read any further in case you haven’t seen the new Star Wars movie, as what’s about to follow will contain plenty of spoilers.

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The daring, skilled pilot you quickly grow to admire as soon as The Force Awakens kicks off might actually be the first openly gay character in the Star Wars universe, a new theory posits. That certainly seems within the realm of possibility for Star Wars, which is essentially a story about a very diverse universe where anything and everything is possible.

The fan theory that Poe is going to be the first gay main character of Star Wars is a sound one, coming via Hypable, and it’s based on a Star Wars promotion tour interview that we may have missed or misinterpreted.

Appearing on Ellen on December 17th, a day ahead of the U.S. premiere of the film, Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe) and John Boyega (Finn) talked about the new movie. That’s where Isaac revealed there’s subtle romance in Star Wars that his character will be part of.

 

Those of you who’ve seen the movie may think that Isaac meant the obvious Finn-Rey connection. But Isaac’s mysterious claim seems to indicate that there might be something else in store for the brave pilot.

“I think it’s very subtle romance that’s happening,” he said. “You know, you have to just look very close — you have to watch it a few times to see the little hints. But there was.”

“So it’s subtle, but you were playing romance,” Ellen then asked. “When we’re watching you, that’s what we should be aware of.”

Isaac agreed, without revealing other details about it (see the clip below for the entire interview).

Hypable also explains that that the reason Abrams kept the Poe character in the movie might be related to this so-called “subtle romance.”

“Never mind. I’ve figured it out. You’re in the whole movie now,” Abrams said about Isaac’s character, who was supposed to die in The Force Awakens.

“Let’s say that it was in that conversation [in Paris] that we began to see a way that being in the movie would be worth his time and the audience’s,” Abrams added.

Disregarding Poe’s sexual orientation, we should expect some sort of love triangle in the new trilogy, considering that Abrams practically used the same ingredients in The Force Awakens as found in the original movies.

The Leia-Luke-Han love triangle – which is explained by the end of the first trilogy – might be copied in the new one. The difference, this time, around, is that one of the characters might be gay.

See Ellen’s interview with Rey, Finn and Poe below, and Hypable’s full coverage at the source link.

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