JJ Abrams clarifies what Finn meant to Rey in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
Despite being the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, JJ Abrams (Star Trek) left some plot topics hanging in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including a detail that John Boyega's Finn wanted to share with Daisy Ridley's Rey, and now The co-writer / director revealed what he wanted to say to her.
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At the beginning of the movie, when Finn's main crew, Rey, Poe, Chewie, C-3P0 and R2-D2 head to Pasaana in search of a ship with clues about Emperor Palpatine's whereabouts, they are caught in the sinking sand, and, as it seems, they are about to die in the sand. Finn tries to tell Rey something before being swallowed. After appearing in an underground tunnel, Poe tries to persuade Finn to say what he wanted to tell, which becomes a recurring joke in the movie, without a resolution for him, with the public wondering if it was a declaration of her love for him. . her or something else.
Abrams revealed that what he wanted to tell her was that he could feel his own Force, which is suggested at the end of the movie when Rey dies after his battle with Palpatine, during which Finn can be seen in Falcon reacting with sadness. his death despite not seeing him physically. This also brings back the joke made in The Force Awakens when Finn declares that he can use the Force to find out where Rey and the controls are at Starkiller Base and Han Solo argues that this is not how the power works.
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Cast members returning to The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy RidleyAdam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong & # 39; Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings) and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using unreleased scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In addition to directing, J.J. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin as executive producer. Composer John Williams, who has marked every chapter in the 1977 Star Wars saga since The New Hope, will return to a galaxy far away from Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is slated for release December 20.