Could Finn have become the main character of the Star Wars saga instead of Rey?
Released in French cinemas in 768, Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced new characters within the saga created by George Lucas . Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn ( John Boyega ) were notably established as the main heroes of the trilogy, the film directed by JJ Abrams also hinting that the former stormtrooper was actually Force-sensitive, thus teasing his future as a Jedi. However, the next two films focused more on Rey's learning. A choice that prompted John Boyega to criticize his character's writing after the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and which prompts us today to wonder if Finn should not have been the hero of the last trilogy.
This idea does not appear surprising given that the last trilogy revolved above all around a character who is actually nobody. With no origin, no name, Finn ultimately came across as the perfect candidate, Rey being a Palpatine, before taking the name Skywalker. Moreover, the character of John Boyega is the only one who has a special link with Rey but also with Poe Dameron, this element making him a central character of the franchise. Unlike Luke Skywalker's apprentice, Finn's story seemed much more original than Rey's, the dynamic of the former stormtrooper alongside the Chosen One could have created something new for the final trilogy. . Thus, Finn would have needed to practice and apprehend his own sensitivity to the Force, a teaching which would have subsequently enabled him to challenge the First Order, the target of his vendetta, like what represented Empire for Luke Skywalker.
Then, throughout the final trilogy, Rey flirted with the dark side of the Force numerous times. An apprehension which can obviously be explained through its origins but which could have ended at the end of The Rise of Skywalker , Kylo Ren preferring to team up with Finn in order to challenge Dark Rey. Moreover, there are many parallels between these two characters, the son of Leia and Han Solo and the commander of the Resistance having at different points in the story rallied the two opposing camps. Finally, Finn could have clearly distinguished himself as the main hero of this latest trilogy thanks to his flaws. Between his past within the First Order, his awkwardness in the handling of the lightsaber or his distrust of the Rebel Alliance, he appears as a character imbued with depth, where the creative teams have contented themselves to draw an almost Rey perfect. If this has undoubtedly harmed the character of Daisy Ridley but also that of John Boyega, there is no doubt that the franchise as a whole has suffered. This is also evidenced by the words of the 4273897 third member of the trio, Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) not having not hesitated on his side to clash the saga and deny a potential return.
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