Daisy Ridley on Boyega’s Finn Returning as a Jedi in the Upcoming Movie: “That Is Above My Pay Grade”


Star Wars has quite a list of projects in the works currently, from Mangold’s new Star Wars film that takes place thousands of years in the past to Waititi’s undisclosed project that he claimed “will piss off the fans.’ Somewhere in the middle of this is a new Rey movie ‘Star Wars: Episode X’ with the current working title ‘New Jedi Order,’ which is rather connected to what the movie is supposed to be about.

A new Star Wars movie was announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023, focusing on Rey after ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film follows Rey’s journey to rebuild the Jedi Order. Originally, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson were set to write, but Steven Knight took over. The story is set 15 years after ‘Rise of Skywalker,’ exploring the post-war, post-First Order galaxy with the Jedi in disarray. Kathleen Kennedy shared that Rey is working to fulfill her promise to Luke and rebuild the Jedi Order, based on the books

In her recent interview with Screenrant Daisy commented how she would love to see Finn return to the franchise as a Jedi, something that many fans considered to be a natural evolution for his character, and yet the movie went in a different direction.

That is above my pay grade. [Laughs] I would love to see that, but that is not a decision for me.

There were hints throughout the entire sequel trilogy that Finn could be sensitive to the Force. That means that he has the potential to be a Jedi due to how strong he is in the Force. However, it is unlikely that Finn will be a Jedi because John Boyega, the actor playing him, said that he is done with Star Wars.

John Boyega didn’t exactly like the way that he was treated while filming the sequel trilogy. At one point, he also felt that the writers and directors mistreated Finn because they wasted what could have been one of the best character arcs in the sequels.

Boyega also said that he has already moved on from his issues with how he and Finn were handled during the filming of the sequel trilogy. He was always a fan of Star Wars but felt he needed to move on from this issue and this part of his life. That is why he said that his current goal as an actor is versatility, as he doesn’t want people to box him into the Finn role like how actors like Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were boxed into their Star Wars roles.

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