John Boyega reveals Finn and Rey will be sharing scenes in Star Wars Episode 9 and expects “all out war.”
Although no plot details have been released yet for the upcoming untitled Star Wars: Episode 9 to be once again directed by J.J. Abrams, the first tidbit of info was revealed by John Boyega (Finn). In an interview at Washington DC’s annual Awesome Con, Boyega stated (courtesy of /Film):
“I haven’t read the script for Episode 9. But Daisy did shoot me a text saying, “Oh my gosh, I just heard from J.J. [Abrams], and we’re back together. That’s what I’m really excited about, is Finn and Rey back together again.”
Later on he added the following:
“Next for me filming wise is Star Wars: Episode IX in July, and they’ve officially given us a note to start training soon. I’m going to take a holiday before that, because I think Episode IX you know, regardless of where the story goes, and I haven’t read it by the way, is going to be all out war so I know that I’m going to have to do all I can and train for that.”
The second quote is just speculation on Boyega’s part since he hasn’t read the script yet and I’m unaware about how much discussion he’s had with the powers that be about where the story is going. However, it is anticipated that Episode 9 will be the end of the saga and the ultimate culmination of all Star Wars tales before it, so an “all out war” is a fairly safe bet.
However, the more significant quote from Boyega is with regards to Finn and Rey being back together in the next installment. The Last Jedi was similar to Empire Strikes Back in how it separated the lead (Rey in this case) from her friends who were caught in the middle of the conflict. In The Force Awakens the two of them developed a strong connection, whether that was as close friends or hints at something more is up for debate. Without known any details about what they will be doing or the dynamic of their relationship at that point in time it’s difficult to make a judgement call on how significant Finn and Rey having scenes together will be, but either way it’s a welcome return. John Boyega and Daisy Ridley played well off each other.
What do you think about Finn and Rey sharing scenes again in the upcoming Star Wars Episode 9? Where do you think the story will go after the conclusion of The Last Jedi? Share your thoughts in the discussion board below. The untitled Star wars Episode 9 will arrive in theaters December 20, 2019.