Let’s get one thing out of the way: I love Finn. And I adore John Boyega as both an actor and a person. But I don’t ship finnrey. Why?
Well, first, it’s really predictable. This is Star Wars. It’s not supposed to be predictable. And let’s consider who the directors of The Force Awakens and Episode VIII are: JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson. They’re weird guys, and I say that lovingly. If you’ve ever seen one of their movies you know that they add some pretty big twists and turns. They are not predictable people. These next two movies will not go the way people think they will, and I’m taking that from what John Boyega has said in the past and my knowledge of Abrams and Johnsons’ directing style.
Second, Rey and Finn’s chemistry is not romantic. They have chemistry, but it’s not the kind of chemistry that develops into romance. This is platonic chemistry. And people need to get used to the idea that a man and woman can be friends without there being a romance underneath it. John Boyega has even said that both he and Daisy didn’t play their characters as having a romantic connection. This is a very big thing to pay attention to, because actors are typically told where their story is going in a trilogy, and if Rey and Finn’s relationship was heading in a romantic direction, they would’ve played it that way.
My third, and final point is that I ship Stormpilot. As in, I actually believe it will happen. The chemistry between Finn and Poe is there. And JJ even said that Star Wars will get its first openly gay character. I know I don’t have to argue much for this ship, because it’s a popular and very sweet ship. And that’s awesome!!! We are in an age of more tolerant people and that makes me so happy!!!
My point is that even though I ship Reylo, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like Finn. I love him. He’s one of the best characters to come out of Star Wars. But there is probably no romantic future between him and Rey.