27 Dec 2020 10:35 AM +00:00

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Novelization Removed Finn and Rey Romance

There is little doubt that everyone expected Finn and Rey to end up together when we first watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, that's a story arc that has been wiped away from the sequel trilogy films and even their novelization. Author Alan Dean Foster has revealed how he was forced to remove a scene that teased on the characters' blossoming romance.

Foster recently spoke to Midnight Edge where he shared how he went about with turning the screenplay into a novel.

"Some things they said to take out, and some things they left alone. Some of the things they said to take out I thought were silly and would really have improved the book if I had been able to leave them in the book, but I can't talk about those," Foster said. He then added there were a lot of things that he was asked to remove from his book.

"There were a couple of things in there, and a couple of things that happened subsequently that bothered me. I'm going to tell you one thing they made me take out because enough time has passed, I don't think it matters," Foster said. He then stated that there was "obviously the beginnings of a relationship" between Finn and Rey in his original draft.

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"I expected to see that developed further in Episode VIII," Foster said. "And zero happened with it. And we all know why zero happened with it — and there's no need to go into it in-depth — but that's, sadly, just the way things are."

Interestingly, Finn and Rey didn't spend a lot of time together in what would be Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which essentially killed any chances of a romance. Not surprisingly, Foster admitted that he wasn't a fan of the Rian Johnson film and calls it "a terrible Star Wars movie."

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At this point, it looks like any romance between Finn and Rey will ever happen. Nevertheless, it's still interesting to know what could have been in the sequel trilogy.

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