While we’ve had hints that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will answer the question of who are Rey’s parents, according to actress Daisy Ridley.

A new interview from VanityFair with writer/director J.J. Abrams says that John Boyega’s former Stormtrooper turned reluctant Resistance hero Finn and ace pilot Poe Dameron played by Oscar Isaac will have their origins explored as well in the final installment of the Skywalker Saga.

ABRAMS: “It is part of the story of this one. And it was alluded to in Episode VII, but there’s a bit more light shed on that in this one.”

“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. 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.”

Finn is one of General Hux’s Stormtroopers and was seemingly selected at birth to become part of the First Order. Suggesting that he never knew who his parents actually were and we might see what that childhood under the boot of the First Order may have looked like.

Although, it’s odd that Hux seems proud of his trooper program but he doesn’t seem terribly older than Finn. Unless Hux has found a way to keep himself looking young.

I think some of the general gripes people have had with Star Wars: The Last Jedi is that Finn and Poe seemingly had busy-work in that film that didn’t really flush out their characters too much.

Giving them more of a character background would certainly combat those gripes from returning in the final film.

Abrams seems to be less concerned about adding new questions this time around, let’s just see if he can stick to these promises.

The Skywalker Saga ends later this month with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set for release on December 20th.


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