With Poe Dameron being re-introduced to Rey at the end of The Last Jedi (he originally met her in the non-canon film adaptation of The Force Awakens), some fans who hope for a relationship between them saw this as a potential plot line for Episode IX. Daisy Ridley has now spoken with MTine about this rumour, and gave her thoughts on it:
“I haven’t spoken to JJ [Abrams] but… I did a film this year that is not romantic,” Ridley told MTime. “I think it’s wonderful to have relationships that are not romantic.”
She continued: “I don’t think in films you always need a romantic relationship and I think friend relationships can be romantic in their gestures and their intimacy and all of that.
“So I think – hopefully – if Rey and Poe get to have some scenes together and stuff, that there will be intimacy. But I think it doesn’t – for me – it doesn’t have to be romantic love.”