'Star Wars: Episode 8' news: New romance in next installment?

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Even though “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the spin-off film, is set to premiere by the end of this year, fans are already excited for “Star Wars Episode VIII” Reports suggest that a new romance will bloom between some of the characters.

The chemistry of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) was no doubt one of the best factors in the “Force Awakens.” Even though both characters were experiencing challenges that seemed impossible to overcome, their presence in the big screen gave the movie a light atmosphere. With this, fans are now wondering if they may go over the boundaries of their friendship.

During the Cannes Film Festival, Variety was able to interview Boyega. He was asked if there was any blossoming romance between the two characters in the next installment. Boyega answered, “I mean, we didn’t establish a romance in seven; we never played it that way… Finn and Rey – they’re just friends.”

The actor instantly denied the possibility of that theory. However, he also mentioned, “Finn is a storm trooper, so he doesn’t really know what’s going on. So the romance thing is something that’s going to be interesting in the next installment. It’s not going to go the way you think it’s going to go.”

However, according to reports, there were female actresses who had a chemistry read with Boyega. Fans are speculating that there may be another female lead role that will also have numerous interactions with Finn.

Since nothing has been confirmed yet, information should be taken with a grain of salt.