John Boyega, one of the stars of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has thrown fuel to the fire of speculation regarding a certain story element on Finn.
SPOILER WARNING: The article below explores plot details for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Read at your own risk.
In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Finn (John Boyega) goes on an adventure with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Throughout this adventure, Finn often teases to Rey that he’s meaning to tell her something important. Unfortunately, the film never explicitly answers what Finn wanted to tell Rey, and some fans are speculating what it is that he wanted to tell his friend.
Some have interpreted this as Finn wanting to confess his romantic feelings for Rey, based on the duo’s interactions in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as what seems to be a platonic relationship Finn shares with both Poe and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). But another interpretation has grown popular amongst some fans who have seen the film: Finn is Force Sensitive.
John Boyega has since posted a video on his official Instagram, where he reflects on ending his journey on the Sequel Trilogy with the cast and crew after spending at least half a decade on the franchise. In this post, a fan asked him specifically about what Finn wanted to tell Rey. John Boyega replied to the comment with the following:
There are several moments in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that hint that Finn is sensitive to the Force. When he meets warrior and fellow ex-Stormtrooper Jannah (Naomi Ackie), they share a touching conversation inside the Millennium Falcon in which he brings up how he had an “instinct” and a “feeling” when he made the decision to defect from the First Order in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Other examples throughout the new film involve Finn sensing the presence of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) as he flies toward Rey in the desert planet Pasaana. He is also able to sense which Star Destroyer out of so many in the skyline that is the one needed to navigate the First Order’s fleet. Jannah asks him how he knows, to which he replies that he feels it.
And in perhaps the most apparent tease at Force Sensitivity, Finn senses Rey’s death after she defeats her grandfather Emperor Palpatine. This is similar to how Kylo Ren was able to sense his mother General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) dying during one of his Lightsaber duels with Rey.
John Boyega has previously expressed no interest in reprising his role as Finn in a Disney+ series, sharing that he would rather remain in the franchise’s big screen outings. So given that Finn survives the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, if he is in fact Force Sensitive based on how he’s portrayed in the film, if Lucasfilm had plans to continue using the new characters in future projects, perhaps Finn can further explore the Force and may even become Rey’s first Jedi pupil. It’s only a matter of time before we hear more about Lucasfilm’s plans for John Boyega and Daisy Ridley among other surviving characters.
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Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.