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Main Finn/John Boyega Episode IX Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by DailyPlunge, Jan 1, 2018.

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Where will Finn be at the start of Episode IX

Poll closed Dec 21, 2019.
  1. A grunt for the Resistance

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  2. A leader of the Resistance

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  3. A spy

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  4. A Jedi student

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  1. romall smith

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    he will die , in a self sacrifice to kylo trying to protect rey , she will kill kylo then marry poe. they will name thier first born Finn in his honor.
     
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    I think Finn is going to be a prominent leader in the Resistance.
     
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    I like the storm trooper rebellion plot for Finn. It's the proper way to defeat the FO, by turning their army of brainwashed slaves against their masters.

    I also hope that Finn's love for Rey will have some weight in the story. They both started this journey together and I think that they should somehow impact each other's trajectory in episode 9.
     
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    Finn is kind of tough. For me, it seemed like his story arc was complete at the end of TLJ. He started off running from the First Order, not wanting to face them. By the end of TLJ, not only does Finn face the FO, he tries to sacrifice himself to save the last of the Resistance. Where do you go with his character from that? You can't have him sacrifice himself in IX now, and you can't have him back peddle as a character and have him running from the FO again. He is at the risk of being in the same rut Han's character was in Return Of The Jedi where he is just kind of there mixed in with the action.

    He needs to be given something to do. If the next movie is set a few years after TLJ, maybe he and Rose have been a couple for a few years, and Rose gets killed at the beginning of IX, giving Finn an arc for one movie where he goes on a revenge quest against the FO, hunting THEM down instead of running. How he makes peace with that for himself by the end of the movie, learning how self destructive revenge can be as opposed to seeking justice? That could work.
     
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    In the TLJ the relationship between Kylo and Rey was explored. I'm curious now if that will turn to Finn and Rey. I'll preface to say that this doesn't have to be romantic. However, Kylo Ren may not see it that way. The dark side wants to own everything. Killing Finn could be a way to turn Rey to the dark side. Rose loves Finn, but I don't get the sense in TLJ that Finn feels that way about her.

    JJ has a blank slate to finish this trilogy. I'm curious what Finn/Rey will explore. It's a long shot right now, but Finn could still be force sensitive.
     
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    I do love the way Austrian women say goodbye.

    As for finn, it wouldn't surprise me if during the final action of the movie, as everyone is being directed to their role in the up coming final battle, someone will hand finn a mop and a bucket. "Finn, you keep the bridge/command area spotless. Ok everyone, you have your orders! May the force be with you all!.....but not you finn. No force for you.".
     
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    Finn needs development. He was not managed well in Episode VIII and he just kind of "tags along" and never seems to have a definitive direction.

    I think Finn needs more of a backbone now and what was supposed to be his "arc" of wanting to run away to being the one that was willing to sacrifice everything just to hurt the First Order just a little bit wasn't that convincing.

    They have a great actor playing the part, but someone needs to give Finn a little more attention. There's too many side-characters in the sequel trilogies (a problem they make worse by always adding more) and that's part of the issue here.

    I'd like to see Finn become quite the warrior in the next installment. Take away his lack of courage, his lack of resolve, his confusion and his fear and galvanize him into a bad ass.

    He has far more charisma than Poe, a lot more, so I think Finn would make a far stronger political leader than Poe as well. In fact, of all the new characters Poe is the hardest to like, he brags a lot, doesn't think a lot and seems to utterly lack wisdom or strategy.
     
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    Finn had a lack of courage when was ready to kill himself? I'm not sure I understand that criticism.
    I agree with this... there's simply too many characters at this point so it's going to disappoint people who are big Poe/Finn fans. Even Rey got less screen time in TLJ to make room for Luke. This was actually one of my problems with the new Avenger film (which explains the ending). It's difficult to develop characters when there are so many of them.

    This trilogy is centered on Rey/Kylo. It's a challenge to make everyone happy with the rest of the character. Kind of like Han in Return of the Jedi. There wasn't much for him to do.
     
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    The criticism comes from the real lack of arc. His motivation is muddled and I don't think the Canto Bight sidebar adventure does much to really enrich the character. And I do like TLJ, but find the arc of Poe and Finn muddled and confusing. Ironically, I think Rose has more motivation and depth than both Poe and Finn at this stage.
     
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    That's a completely separate topic and that's a fair criticism if you feel that way. However, he doesn't show a "lack of courage" at the end of the film.
     
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    I really don't know, it depends on how big a gap their is between the end of 8 and where 9 starts.....

    If i was writing it I'd have a few years pass and start the film with Finn been a family man having a had a kid with Rose, but then have Kylo Ren kill both Rose and their child(possibly during Leia funeral). And make the rest of Finn's arc be about revenge and maybe involve in-sighting some kind of stormtrooper rebellion.
     
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    Gives the Resistance the finger and joins Kylo by running the First Order's Trooper program. This is after he kills Hux, of course.
     
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    I'm hoping that he's in more of a leadership position with the Resistance. I like the character and feel it's time to give him a more prominent role that isn't comic relief or pointless side quests.
     
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    I don't have any faith that this will happen but this is my hope:

    in the immediate aftermath to TLJ Rey gets ready to study the books and start to rebuild the Jedi and she casually asks Finn to be her first student. Finn is perplexed and says something about not having the force to which she responds with something about him standing toe to toe with Kylo and other such comments and that she can now feel it in him. IX will of course (better) have a time jump and hopefully it'll be a big one so that Rey (and Finn) get be completely skilled force users. Rey would be more like the old Jedi, full robes and attitude and such where as Finn would not have fully committed yet. Finn wants the war to be over before he commits to the life. Finn is a battle commander of his own group of soldiers, all stormtrooper defectors. They jokingly nickname "Big Deal" and the squad becomes known as the "Big Deals" He'd basically be a Jedi-commando, blaster and lightsaber, wearing armor etc. Ideally all the Big Deals would wear pieces of stormtrooper armor that has been heavily painted (like Vietnam era helmets). In IX Kylo will have further trained the Knights of Ren, and one of them would be his main apprentice and serve as a sub-boss so that Finn can have an enemy without having to knock out Rey (and vice versa) like TFA did. Rey and Finn would find Kylo and his apprentices and engage in a huge duel (think Obi Wan/Qui Gon V. Maul but with a bunch of lesser trained apprentices). I even did an art of what Finn would ideally look like (which happens to be my account image).

    Finn 2.jpg

    The insignia would be the Big Deals' patch, it says "Big Deal Task Force" and the three red lines is Finn's warpaint meant to call back to his "Awakening"
     
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    Just hoping JJ sees Finn as a character whose story is worth telling.
     
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    Finn is JJ's baby, so I at least I know he will be a lead again in the trilogy. Progress. The hope is a time skip with Rey training him and Poe up in the force.

    For a realistic prediction, I have no idea. Leader of the rebellion? Hey, Finn leading 4 people, hoorah. Man, I'm just having a hard time figuring out where in the world Abrams can go from here. Hmm, lets see....

    After witnessing the destruction of multiple planets in the blink of an eye, multiple planets decide to start talks for a joint offensive against The First Order. The last 4 members of the resistance catch wind of this and immediately travel to where the talks are being held. Long behold, Lando is the one who pushed for and brought together the United Planets. Finn and Poe take leadership roles of the collaborative effort while Rey has force convos with Kylo *roll eyes*. Climax, the battle continues. Poe flies the Milenium Falcon with Lando or Chewie leading the battle, while Finn and Rey sneak aboard the big ship of the movie to take out Kylo, again. Nice and generic.
     
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    John Boyega is growing his hair out for the role...wonder what that means?
     
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    he is? source? that's cool if true.
     
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    I feel that episode IX could be about "returning". Rey to Jakku, to find answers about herself and about the force, Kylo to the Light to remind himself of what he is fighting against, perhaps, or to come to terms with his true nature, and Finn to the FO, perhaps to rescue someone or to start a stormtrooper revolt, as many others have suggested.
     
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