When Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters this December, we’ll get the chance to see the three main heroes of the sequel trilogy on-screen together: Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron.
Recently, Oscar Isaac – who plays Poe in the films – specifically mentioned how he shares a lot of screentime with John Boyega, who plays Finn. This quote from Isaac is from Cinema Blend:
“I think the one thing I can say is that it has been the most fun for me, particularly working with John Boyega because we have just had so much more to do together and we just really connected in a great way. It was really a wonderful way to finish it for me because John was the first person I met right when I screen-tested. It was just with me and him. So it just felt like a real full-circle thing.”
As Isaac points out, that’s really fitting, since early in The Force Awakens the two share screentime as well. Poe and Finn meet aboard the Finalizer, and Finn breaks Poe out of custody in exchange for flying him away. The two head back for Jakku but are shot down, and Finn presumes Poe dead. Later, on D’Qar, however, the two are united again. Then in The Last Jedi, they briefly talk a couple of times, including when Finn first wakes up from his coma and when Finn and Rose prepare to head off to Canto Bight. But one thing that many missed was the chance to have Boyega and Isaac share more time together on-screen, as they obviously have a lot of chemistry. It seems that won’t be a problem in Episode IX, as they’ll have plenty of shared screentime.
That makes sense, too, as Finn and Poe probably work closely together and go on a mission or something like that. Poe will be one of the leaders of the Resistance, and Finn figures to be a pretty high-up leader as well now that he’s firmly decided to get involved. But the two of them will also share scenes with Daisy Ridley’s Rey, as Isaac apparently said on a podcast recently.
So we know the main three get to share some time together on-screen in this one, which is pretty great and is something many fans hoped they’d see. But more than that, it sounds like Poe and Finn in particular share plenty of screentime, which is pretty good news.