Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Also to Explore Poe's Origin

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December 02, 2019  04:15 PM



Star Wars fans might be too preoccupied thinking about Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) origin and whether the Jakku Orphan’s true parentage might be revealed in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, however, J.J. Abrams promises that the movie won’t leave out the origins of the film’s other two lead characters, Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac).

Abrams just recently spoke in an interview with Vanity Fair to help promote his newest Star Wars movie, and during the discussion, the filmmaker came upon the topic of Poe and Finn. The director was asked whether The Rise of Skywalker would finally try to explore more of other character's origin stories before closing the curtain on the sequel trilogy.

“It is part of the story of this one,” Abrams assured, saying that Episode IX would explore more of Finn’s origin. “And it was alluded to in Episode VII, but there’s a bit more light shed on that in this one.”

Finn’s not the only one though. According to the filmmaker, “I would say that each of the characters get more light shed on their histories. I’m not saying we get full, exhaustive downloads on all of their childhoods and every major step that got them to where they are.”

Abrams goes on to mention Finn and Poe, as well as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey.

This is definitely interesting. We wonder how much time The Rise of Skywalker has to squeeze in the origin stories of Finn and Rey considering the fact that the film already has a whole lot to do as the final entry in the Skywalker saga. Let’s just wait and see whether Abrams can pull it off.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

Read: J.J. Abrams: The Rise of Skywalker Will Definitely Answer the Big Fan Questions

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Tiny Diapana is a literary dilettante and warrior of the written word. She has a penchant for poetry, with some of her compositions seeing publication in various local and international anthologies. Tiny is drawn to magic realism (eg. Salman Rushdie, Etgar Kerret) and books that are stylistic and Kafkaesque. Her free time is often spent on boardgames, books, manga, comics, pop culture series, movies and practicing bass.
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