• Andy Lemiere

Editorial: Who is responsible for Finn's failed story

Updated: Nov 3, 2020

The list of critiques for the Sequel Trilogy is long and merited (to be fair, so is the list for the Prequels & Original). Star Wars fans have a cruel dichotomy of loving something so much that they ruin it for themselves. The amount of excitement and “expectation” for episodes VIII & IX were never going to be met. Inevitably, a portion fans weren’t going to like the choices of story direction in each of the three movies and much of that surrounded character development (or lack of). Rarely do we see the actors come out against the vision of the role they played, but we have seen it twice now: once with Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker and the other being John Boyega/Finn.

It’s been out for a long time that Mark Hamill would have “gone a different direction in Luke’s arc” in The Last Jedi (TLJ). Whether or not you agree with him is up to you, but he acknowledges that he’s there to play the role as the writer / director sees fit – and he did.

Over a month ago, John Boyega came out