While most Star Wars fans are focused on what will be revealed about Rey’s backstory in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there are a couple of other characters in the franchise with backgrounds that director J.J. Abrams also wanted to explore.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Abrams said “We went into this movie very much in the mindset that this has to be conclusive. It has to. You have to get some answers. You have to learn some things.” Some of the things we will learn also involve Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Abrams explains:
“[Finn’s history] is part of the story of this one. And it was alluded to in Episode VII, but there’s a bit more light shed on that in this one… I would say that each of the characters get more light shed on their histories. I’m not saying we get full, exhaustive downloads on all of their childhoods and every major step that got them to where they are. But there are a lot of questions about Finn’s past, about Poe’s past, obviously Rey and Kylo, and then some of the new characters we meet.”
There’s so much to explore in this universe, so many questions that need to be answered with these characters. It’s hard to think about how Abrams is going to effectively bring it all to a close in a way that will make audiences happy. When talking about bringing the Skywalker saga to an end, the filmmaker added:
“Endings are very difficult because they need to take everything that’s come before, in this case eight films prior, and draw it to a close. So I wanted to make sure in addition to the central story, the main character or characters, I wanted to make sure that you felt that when you were done with this film, you felt like you had some more insight into all of them. That was really important to us.”
Well, hopefully, he pulls it off! We’ll find when the movie is released on December 20th.