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:
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:
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.
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