Star Wars The Last Jedi: Rey And Finn Will Be Apart For Most Of The Movie

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - August 13, 2017

Though they did spend most of The Force Awakens together, Star Wars’ new protagonists Finn and Rey were separated by the end of the film, and it looks like they won’t see each other for most of The Last Jedi as well.

In his Entertainment Weekly article about TLJ, Anthony Breznican confirms that Finn and Rey “are separated for much of the film.” It may not be a quote from anyone in the movie, but granted his BTS access, Breznican would be a reliable source.

Judging by the material we’ve already seen, Rey and Finn will most likely be united in the third act during the movie’s “walker assault” with the updated AT-ATs and the planet with the red dust.

This actually parallels the journey of Luke and his friends in Empire Strikes Back. Though they were all together on Hoth, Luke spends most of the movie training with Yoda while Han and Leia are off trying to run and hide from the Empire.

With TFA being criticized for following too many story beats from A New Hope, a  lot of fans are worried that The Last Jedi will do the same thing and just be a retread of ESB. Director Rian Johnson, however, is adamant that the entire story of his installment will be different, and though there are some similarities, it will be a story that ultimately stands on its own.

Us fans will just have to wait and see if he’s right.

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out Dec. 15.

See Also: Rian Johnson Talks About Kylo Ren and Rey’s Connection In The Last Jedi

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.