Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’s Cast Was Really Psyched To Finally Work Together

Daisy Ridley as Rey, Oscar Isaac as Poe and John Boyega as Finn in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
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Is it the end already? It was just four years ago when we were introduced to the core trio of the new Star Wars trilogy – Daisy Ridley’s Rey, John Boyega’s Finn and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron. Yet, throughout the sequel series, the three actors haven’t had much shared screen time. Thankfully, this will all change in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

As teased with recent footage of the trio, Chewbacca, C-3PO and BB-8 on the run from some Stormtroopers (they fly now), fans can get excited to finally see the team all together in one final adventure against the First Order. The Rise of Skywalker cast was really psyched to work together more this time around. As John Boyega said:

That was important in this one, for me, that we were together to just show that chemistry and show what I've always enjoyed about Star Wars, which is the connection between people.

Boyega told ET that it doesn’t really feel like Star Wars until the audience sees you as a trio and it looks like Rise of Skywalker will finally cement this status for the main actors of the Sequel Trilogy. While fans enjoyed seeing Ridley and Boyega play off one another in Force Awakens, Rey was off on her own side quest with Luke Skywalker in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, while Finn met Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico and Poe worked alongside Carrie Fisher’s General Leia.

Not to mention the popular relationship many are rooting for: the one between Finn and Poe. While J.J. Abrams recently confirmed the dynamic between the two is more bromance than boyfriends, seeing all three of these characters work together for the trilogy closer is especially exciting! In Oscar Isaac’s words:

You get to see the dynamic between the three of us, and I think the natural chemistry we all share together and also the way J.J. [Abrams] let us play within those scenes and shot those scenes. There was a lot of... improvisation and excitement and talking over one another. So, you felt that we were connected.

Isaac also talked about how happy he was to be out of the cockpit for this movie after being “sequestered in space by myself for a while.” The new movie will also touch on each of their character’s pasts and secrets. With Poe, we’ll learn more about him through Keri Russell’s new character Zorii Bliss and J.J. Abrams has promised there are answers coming for Finn.

Following the big reveal of Last Jedi, there’s still the question of just how Rey is so powerful with the Force. Will she still have a famed relative (perhaps with Palpatine?) or is she really “no one.”

The answers await on December 20, when the final Skywalker Saga chapter Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
Staff Writer

Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.