Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had a lot of twists and turns, however, while most fans would expect the surprises to come from Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), the most shocking reveal came from Finn (John Boyega) after the film.
Right after The Rise of Skywalker premiered in December last year, Episode IX director J.J. Abrams revealed what Finn wanted to tell Rey after they had sunken underneath the burrow of a space worm – that he had been Force sensitive all along. While the former stormtrooper's fans celebrated the news, others were surprised by the information.
There wasn't any clear indication in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi that Finn had any sort of sensitivity to the Force. Turning Finn into a Force-sensitive human only seemed like an excuse for Abrams to retcon one of the major themes in The Last Jedi – that anyone without any legacy origin could become powerful Force users and that they could make a name for themselves in the galaxy far, far away.
While it really does seem like a heavy-handed decision by Abrams, a Star Wars fan suggests that The Last Jedi did actually try to insinuate at Finn's Force-sensitivity. The fan points to the third arc of the film where Finn and the Resistance try to escape from the First Order by finding an escape route in the caves on Crait. In the scene we get to see Rey clearing a path for her friends by using the Force to lift rocks out off a tiny opening in the cave.
This fan theory instead suggests that Finn was the one who had moved the rocks – he just didn't realize it yet. It seems like a stretch really. What do you think of this fan theory? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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