Annlyel explores the impact made by the newest additions to the Skywalker saga in The Rise Of Skywalker
The Rise of Skywalker introduced us to two brand new intriguing female characters with direct ties to two of the franchise’s most important figures, Lando Calrissian and Poe Dameron. Jannah, apparently like Finn, was taken from her home, raised as a stormtrooper, and managed to lead a revolt against the First Order and helped free her fellow rebellious troopers. And Zorii, a blast from the past for Dameron, is a smuggler who lives on Kijimi and does all sorts of illegal work.
Both of these characters, in the scheme of the film, weren’t huge integral parts of the movie. Zorii, despite being pretty cool, was simply introduced in the saga finale to give a bit more juiciness to Poe’s background. And Jannah, well, she neither impacted the story nor had enough substance to feel like she NEEDED to be in the film.
But, we were afforded a chance to enjoy and meet both of these women in The Rise of Skywalker, and that leads me to the question of this post? Are they honestly worth exploring or should they be forgotten?
Personally, I would love to see more with them in the future. Zorii came off as this very independent woman who’s just trying to find her way in the galaxy. Forget Poe Dameron. Let’s see what she’s been up to between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. I’m sure it would be interesting.
And Jannah…well, Jannah wasn’t the greatest character I’ve seen in the franchise but her ties to Lando Calrissian make her interesting enough. Plus, we didn’t get to see her use her bow as much as I had hoped. I would love to see more with her in a leading role. Maybe we could get the intriguing story of how she led a rebellion against the First Order. Then we could get a very blatant idea of how important and awesome of a character that she really is.
All in all, these two characters, while ultimately forgettable in the scheme of The Rise of Skywalker, should make fascinating additions to the franchise with their stories being elaborated upon in the coming years.
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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. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her own blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter @annlyeljames where she channels the Force frequently!