Finn’s Secret in ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ Revealed

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Finn with a lightsaber and Rey in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released this weekend and while it answered many questions about the saga and canon, it created new questions as well, specifically with Finn. 

While most of the questions will probably be answered in the extended canon through novels, video games, or comics, J.J. Abrams, the director of the new film, has started answering questions almost immediately after the movie was released.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER  

When doing a screening of the film for The Academy of Motion Pictures, J.J. explained that Finn was trying to tell Rey something at a couple points throughout the film, which never paid off or fully explained by the end of the movie.

According to Abrams, Finn was actually just trying to tell Rey that he thinks he is Force sensitive. There are several moments in the film where Finn makes comments about feeling something, and or knowing something through intuition. 

Finn’s secret is never revealed to Rey anywhere in the film, leading some fans to speculate that maybe he was in love with Rey or might know something about a certain character. 

This idea of Finn being Force sensitive is not surprising in the least. Back in 2015, Abrams hinted that Finn might be Force sensitive because of how he could handle a lightsaber.

Also read: J.J. Abrams Teases Ahsoka for ‘Rise of Skywalker’

Now moving forward with Star Wars canon, Episode IX gave Star Wars fans something to look forward to when more books, comics, and video games are released over the next few years, while also giving a small roadmap for all the writers to start working from providing some exciting blueprints for where the Jedi go from here. 

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Josh Collins

I am a bit of a film and video game fanatic. My interests include Star Wars, DC Comics, and action-adventure video games.I am a bit of a canon junkie when it comes to both Star Wars Legend and Disney canon. I love the Prequels and the Original Trilogy, while also sort of enjoying the Sequel Trilogy. I work freelance in television and film production after graduating from college in 2019. #ReleasetheSnyderCut