In noteworthy but not exactly surprising news, the third and final film of the new “Star Wars” trilogy will see the two main heroes back together again, reports Collider.
One of the major points of anticipation for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was seeing the new characters that JJ Abrams was introducing to the Star Wars universe. Chief among them was Rey (played by Daisy Ridley), the protagonist of this new trilogy, and Finn (John Boyega), a former stormtrooper who turns his life around. “The Force Awakens” was very much about the relationship between Rey and Finn as the “new heroes”, in some scenes echoing the thoughts and feelings of Star Wars fans themselves. But in last year's sequel, “The Last Jedi”, the heroes were torn apart.
While the storytelling format of introducing characters, splitting them apart and reuniting them is not exactly new, it proved frustrating for fans in “The Last Jedi”, as Rey and Finn didn't have much screen-time together at all. By the film's end, Rey and Finn are seen back together, and Boyega confirmed at AwesomeCon that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will feature plenty of Rey/Finn action:
“I haven't read the script for Episode 9. But Daisy did shoot me a text saying, 'Oh my gosh, I just heard from JJ [Abrams], and we're back together.' That's what I'm really excited about, is Finn and Rey back together again.”
The split during “The Last Jedi” may have been frustrating, but the payoff in “Episode IX” promises to be well worth it. Each character had to go off on his or her own to learn a lesson, as Finn's Canto Bight adventures with Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) served to broaden his horizons and provide him with a greater understanding of the world at large. And Rey's journey with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) strengthened her resolve and enriched her understanding of the Jedi, something that culminated in her herculean rock move at the end of “The Last Jedi”.