Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams has explained that the backstory regarding ex-stormtrooper Finn will be explored further and will answer some of the questions alluding to his past from both previous instalments in the Sequel Trilogy.
“It’s part of the story in this one,” Abrams said in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. “And it was alluded to in Episode VII, but there’s a bit more light shed on that in this one.”
Abrams continued to explain Finn won’t be the only character to have several questions about their past in The Rise of Skywalker including Poe (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Kylo (Adam Driver), and new characters we haven’t met yet.
“I would say that each of the characters get more light shed on their histories,” he added. “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. But there are a lot of questions about Finn’s past, about Poe’s past, obviously Rey and Kylo, and then some of the new characters we meet.”
“We went into this movie very much in the mindset that this has to be conclusive. It has to. You have to get some answers. You have to learn some things” Abrams explained. “For me personally, the fun of it is the excitement of what comes next, what comes down the line. It makes beginnings tantalizing and exciting because hopefully the audience will feel the same feeling you have, which is, ‘Ooh, I think I know where this is going. Let’s see how we get there.'”
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).