"Star Wars Episode 8" has yet another twist — the budding romance between Finn and Poe, portrayed by actors John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, respectively.
The speculations have been further confirmed when director J.J. Abrams stated during the U.S-Ireland Alliances Oscar Wilde Awards, "When I talk about inclusivity, it's not excluding gay characters, it's inclusivity, so of course."
He added that part of the fun of directing "Star Wars" is being able to explore any possibility that might happen in the movie. "It seems insanely narrow-minded that there wouldn't be a homosexual character in that world," Abrams explained.
That is also the reason why Abrams chose a very unlikely pair to fill the lead role in the movie, saying that most, if not all, movies have white male leads in them.
He further added that even during the story development, he had no idea how each character would look like.
When asked about the possibility, Boyega said on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" that the audience have to look very closely because the romance is very subtle.
Meanwhile, the team behind the movie has increased security during filming by deploying a set of drones to battle the drones launched by the paparazzi.
According to a report from International Business Times, the added and seemingly futuristic security has nothing to do with the safety of the cast and crew of the movie, but it is to protect the utter secrecy of the movie plot.
The added security came after leaked photos featuring aerial shots of the movie set in Croatia were released.
In a translated version of the Croatian website MOS Croatia Spaceport, the movie also hired 600 guards to look after several locations in Croatia that will be used for filming between March 9 and 16.
This step has led many fans wondering what could be the reason for such secrecy.