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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

This poll will close on Dec 21, 2019 at 1:36 AM.
  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. O.G.NEPTUNE

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    I've heard a few leaks that detail the plot for the next film. I try not to focus on them, but at this point I think people feel so un-trusting of Star Wars that there's a committed effort for people to know what their getting themselves into before they go and pay money to see the film. So I really can't get away from them lol. Most of the leaks align with what you posted for the most part. (Always taking leaks with a grain of salt, they could go either way)

    I said earlier in this thread page I think or the previous one that while I'll always hold out hope with my heart, my head, like yours is deducing all the trailers, merchandise, and media that The Rise OF Skywalker is pumping out and it seems to me they are going to lock in narrative wise with Finn with what we got in The Last Jedi. Which is side quests, and minor moments of victory in terms of narrative focus.

    I'm hoping deeply they fool all of us and their playing their cards close to their chests when it comes to Finn not revealing things for him, Poe or Rose. Kind of like a reverse marketing trick of The Force Awakens.
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    I don't mean this in any negative way, but I really wish someone in this trilogy's think tank or story group would stand up and stick up for Finn, Poe, and Rose.
     
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    It's not going to happen, there was a child book just came out for star wars its finding characters in the pages.

    There a part of the book when they are on the falcon from the last scene of the Last Jedi and it was Finn, Poe, Rey Leia, and Chewie and 3po it said guess which three characters will have a fatality in the rise of the skywalker.



     
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    From what I’ve heard leak wise Finn isn’t the one that dies (I don’t know how to do the spoiler thing so I’ll just not say who I’ve heard will) but again his arc isn’t all that much better off considering if these leaks are correct narratively he doesn’t grow. He does the same soldier routine. Which would be fine if they had taken the screen time to emotionally and visually build up that aspect of him. I think a lot of these characters will be casualties of the story meaning their arcs will be second and third fiddle to this Kylo and Rey arc (again no hate toward those characters)

    Before I say this next part, again I want to reiterate I’m coming from a genuine place of positivity and curiousness. There use to be forum goers who would defend or encourage Finn’s current arc? Have they all become discourage too or are you all satisfied with where their taking him. Just a Genuine question.
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    And I just checked the Star wars official database and it still has Finn with the lightsaber under weapons category.
     
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    we're tired of being told what to think of him.

    every time i have come into this thread to try to talk about how much i like Finn, i get challenged, told to "prove" it, given a laundry list of reasons why i shouldn't.
    it's exhausting ~ myself and others have taken it into private messaging where we can celebrate a character we love without all the negativity. : o p

    the book does not say that. the person reviewing the book says that as a joke.
     
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    So it’s set up for them have Finn use it again. We know he can fight (moderately as expected being so rare a weapon and difficult for even novice force users) with it. He looked good.

    I honestly believe his lost to 9’s was do to the weapon being so new to him. And yes Max May have given him the saber so it would wind up with Rey but why not just give it to Han. He literally brought Rey there if anybody is going to be around her it’s Han and Chewbaca. I think she sensed something more. And the fact that he contended with Kylo so Rey could recover (ppl seem to forget that) was amazing and brave. Hearing (still my belief) the screams as the Hosnian system was being destroyed. Even him mentioning to Han that they would use the force. He has all the history and set up to take that next step in Star Wars fandom and Lore somebody’s just gotta do it.
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    Completely fair but hey, I’m not negative on here. Please everybody come back. We can have civil discourse. Trust me I say that knowing how these threads have gone but we need all the fans of Finn we can get now a days.
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    Thread got cut in half, the top part is in reference to the lightsaber in Finn’s weapon’s category in the Star Wars database for
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    *Maz Kanata* not Max
     
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    I wonder what that they are going to do with this in 9 what you guys think?


     
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    It’s a HELL of a love triangle. I mean holy smokes it’s a mess right now. I really feel like They should've kept the love story (if they are going to have one it’s not clear anymore) really simple. In my opinion and just my opinion Rey and Finn have the chemistry and we’re set up for it, no one else has enough screen time, and, or chemistry with her.

    Tho I can see how ppl see Poe and Finn because the actors get along well and really sell their on screen moments together

    The OT kept the love triangle simple and short. TLJ complicated it unnecessarily in my opinion. There’s not enough time to have 6 characters all doing this dance lol.

    Rey and Finn are the only pay off to me. And I don’t wanna start shipping wars but it doesn’t send a good message to pair her with Kylo. Though I believe in redemption and believe Kylo can redeem himself (unless there going to break new ground and not have a character return to the light that may very well hold all the keys to the Skywalkers)you would have to overlook too much chemistry/history with Finn too get there.

    And shipping Rose with Finn is fine with me in the sense I’m not going to join the band wagon of tearing her down (not saying anyone here does that) there will disappointment for me if they wind up together or if it’s him and Jannah only because it feels forced and random throwing characters into relationships in the middle or end of a trilogy. Almost like if Lando and Leia would’ve been the couple in Empire Strikes Back. To me it would feel sporadic and unfounded. If Finn and Rose or Jannah would’ve been set up from the beginning then I’m all for it.

    If they go with no romance then fine. But to a lot of people it’s going to feel like another notch down on Finn. Not because Rey is some trophy he needs to have like a blaster or lightsaber but because it seems like yet another way of taking agency from Finn and his narrative importance post Force Awakens

    Because if not why is there so much focus on Rey and Kylo together? Their romantic inclination shouldn’t matter to the plot if it’s strictly about the force and victory but their will they/won’t they routine is the only thing stirring the narrative pot right now
    So for people who root for Finn and Rey it’s really because sadly in a lot of ways it seems that’s all he may get moving forward

    That’s not on Finn Rey Kylo Rose or Jannah that’s on the writers. Being mad at the character of Finn is like being mad at your broken leg and not the person who pushes you off your bike. Finn is just the product of a unfocused or overly focused story group (This isn’t aimed at anyone on here by the way just a general feeling of mine)
     
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    New character outfits.

    Finn looks heroic and Rose looks Maclunkey good!!!!

     
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    Finn looks like standard Resistance (to me). So does Poe. I don't know who the other guy even is. However I will say the upgrade in apparel for Rose works really nice. Her outfit is most improved out of everyone who is returning (so far). Also cool that she's not just a gear head but fully in fight mode.
     
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    That's Meriadoc Brandybuck!! (dominic monaghan) ... I forgot he was even going to be in this. Cool!
     
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    Ok, I see it in his face now that you've said the specific Hobbit name. I otherwise wouldn't have noticed. He's flown completely under the radar. Do we know his character's name in this movie?
     
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    I really have no idea. I'm guessing he's primarily just a Resistance grunt, maybe a low-ranking officer or something with a line or two. I would be surprised if it was much more than that.

    But then again... they're featuring him in that image with Finn, Poe, and Rose. So who knows.

    edit: he posted this same image to his Instagram, with simply the caption of "Oh it's on now @star wars #becurious "

     
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    Hard to imagine he is going on a mission with Finn and Poe and they haven't talked about him at all. I guess we'll see him in a ground battle as a lieutenant (hard to imagine he wouldn't be leading some troops, he is a known celebrity)
     
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    everything I’m coming across lately really confirms the leak I heard on the whole plot. And if so Dominic’s part will be very small. I don’t wanna go any further out of respect for anyone who doesn't want leaks.

    He’s one of my favorite actors and it would be dope if he had more. But with the movie already full and some arcs including Finn’s in danger of suffering I don’t think that’s going to happen.
     
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    I see what you mean, he is a great actor so would be cool to see him in a more important role. But I am allready kind of worried about how many new characters they are adding in the movie, so it's probably good to keep them minimal and give room to Rey, Kylo, Finn etc. at this point.
     
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    Agreed my friend!
     
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    It's whatever the plot wants. We really don't have much control over it, as with a number of Lucasfilm's creative decisions with SW films in the past. It could literally go anywhere.

    Let's just be surprised and have a good time, if possible.
     
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    Agree with you. All I can ask at this point is give me some kind of shock and twist that I can’t see coming. And Finish Finn’s story (if it ends as in he won’t be in anymore Star Wars movies or shows moving forward cause his arc has run its course) then give him one big moment.

    Come on JJ ends this thing off right. Your my only hope *Leia’s voice*
     
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    This. This 110%. Although if I'm being honest with myself, it's a bit of a mixed bag. I love love LOVE Finn, and Rose is a GREAT character. But I'd be lying if I said the depressing talk - and my own hopes and realizations about Star Wars - didn't get to me. So I've been stepping away. I think there's a place to say that Finn is a phenomenal character played by an even more talented actor, but at the end of the day it's okay to be let down by the stories the ST has told with him.*

    If nothing else, I'm excited to see Finn in Episode IX because it's Finn, and he has great chemistry with every character he's with.

    *The caveat being that one has tried to understand where people like Rian Johnson come from in their views of Finn, as well as the seeming direction of Star Wars.
     
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    I can’t speak for everybody but me passionately discussing my let down about Finn at times was never to slight his character. (Not saying you/anyone else said or thought that) it’s more so disappointment with where they could’ve gone and what we got.

    I love discourse and my job when I come on here isn’t to put anyone down or out debate anyone. (Again not saying anyone here thinks like that) but I think both sides are important we need those who will support the character which I think we all do, giving up on him will ensure he’s pushed to the side but at the same time I think it’s important to voice things you don’t like such as him being sidelined.

    But him being sidelined is just my opinion I’m not on here to tell anyone I’m more right. I’ll love the character regardless and I truly appreciate the actor, but I do see a great narrative difference with where he’s gone, and if anyone disagrees I want y’all to know that’s ok too. We can still be friends. That’s what stars wars community is all about.

    Us giving up on the character (though I understand taking breaks from the forum and debate, its good for your mental health, I’ve been there trust me) ensures people will forget about the amazing character he is.
     
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