Annlyel re-examines the potential for Finn to be Force-sensitive in The Rise of Skywalker
When I first joined Future of the Force one of the first posts I wrote was whether Finn was Force-sensitive or not. In The Force Awakens, J.J Abrams seemed to strongly hint at the prospect of Finn being Force-sensitive beyond him just wielding Luke’s lightsaber, even going as far as to have Finn hear the voices of the dying in the Hosnian system from thousands of lightyears away like Obi-Wan Kenobi sensed the victims of the Alderaan attack in A New Hope.
But Rey turned out to be the chosen one and the idea of a Force-sensitive Finn seemed to die away, especially considering that the Force was nonexistent in his story in the entirety of The Last Jedi. And then, all of a sudden, the new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker seemed to reignite the idea that a Force-sensitive Finn could very well be a reality.
At the very beginning of the trailer, Finn says, “It’s an instinct. A feeling. The Force brought us together.”
Who he’s talking to, we don’t know, but one thing’s for certain, Finn is no longer the Force novice that he was in The Force Awakens. Remember his brief conversation with Han about the Force?
Han: “People are counting on us. The galaxy is counting on us.”
Finn: “Solo, we’ll figure it out. We’ll use the Force.”
Han: “That’s not how the Force works.”
That’s a big difference from the brief monologue at the beginning of The Rise of Skywalker where he sounds more like Maz Kanata, someone who truly understands the way of the Force, than a stormtrooper who only knew the legendary tales of the Force.
So, does this prove that the Force will be a major element to Finn’s story in this film? Like Leia, he may not be a full-blown Jedi but we could very well see him utilize the Force in this film? You never know, we may even see him wield a lightsaber again in this movie?
Whatever the case, I have a feeling Finn’s going to surpass our expectations in this film.
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Annlyel James is a prolific Staff Writer for Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Follow her on Twitter @annlyeljames where she channels the Force frequently!