Just last week, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy was discussing how the episodic Star Wars movies will be a continuation of the epic saga of the Skywalker family.
But, despite that obvious yet comforting reveal, she remained tight lipped over the juicier details like: Which one of our young heroes will be the latest Skywalker? Or, will there be more than one...?
We've spent months agonizing over whether it was Rey (Daisy Ridley), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) or both who would be carrying on the honor of being the newest additions to the legendary family.
But, a recent development, of possibly immensely spoilerific proportions, has emerged from deep space, and lingers in orbit like something deathly masquerading as a moon. Check out this character profile from the guys over at All Posters:
Wait... could you repeat that, please?
Yes, according to this character spotlight Finn is rumored to have Skywalker ancestry. But, as the rumor mill currently stands, doesn't everyone?
Also, bare in mind that this isn't an official blurb, it heralds from an email advertising All Posters' Star Wars shopfront. Plus there's been no word from Disney or Lucasfilm with regards to the validity of this rumor, though we have seen Finn wielding the Skywalker blue lightsaber in a teaser for the fight between him and Kylo Ren in the snowy forest.
This could be All Posters getting carried away on the tide of spoilerdom and getting their wires crossed, or they know something huge that we obviously don't...
Rise, Finn Skywalker
A few months ago, I let loose info on what could be the defining moment of The Force Awakens, when Rey & Finn come into contact with the legendary blue bladed lightsaber. This is an excerpt from the rumored scene:
Interior Day Roses’ Pub: In the underground chamber, Rose presents the saber and Rey is revolted by it while Finn is attracted to it.
If it is true that Finn is a Jedi in waiting, this scene screams in bold, because as Jon Boyega discusses in an interview with GQ:
Finn is dope. His story is so epic. It's a story that's never been seen before, but it also mirrors the stories of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. And he's quirky and charismatic and funny. For me, he was the best character in the script.
"...but it also mirrors the stories of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo." This makes perfect sense, Rey and Finn double as Han and Luke.
Where Rey is the cool-headed smuggler who hangs around sandy locales and a shit ton of danger, Finn will be the man from nothing, who joins the First Order possibly because he has no other option.
Or maybe Leia Organa and Han Solo's fling ended on a rather sour note, and Leia drifted into the welcoming arms of Lando Calrissian and they indulged in a romance in the clouds?
That would be awesome, but the most likely proposition comes from Cinelinx who learned, from last month's reveals of talking Star Wars toys which revealed dialogue from the movie, that Finn isn't actually his real name.
Being a Stormtrooper, his personality is stripped and replaced with a number, his being FN-2187, and, after his escape from the First Order, he chose to use Finn as an alias due to his inability to remember his actual name and more than likely to detract from his egregious past.
This points to the fact that he could possibly be a clone or he was indoctrinated into the First Order at a very young age.
Lightsaber Stormtrooper Unit?
Cinelinx also points to another brilliant reason as to why Finn knows how to wield a lightsaber.
In Ralph McQuarrie's original concept art for Star Wars, Stormtroopers were shown to have their own sabers and shields, and are said to be rather well trained in wielding them.
Why the First Order train their troops in the art of Lightsaber badassery is anybody's guess, but I'm guessing it's got something to do with Jedi hunting, and the fear of them getting their asses handed to them as voraciously as they did back in Episodes 4-6.
I mean, Stormtroopers aren't very good with blasters, after all.
Is any of this true? Who can say! We're definitely going to have to wait and see. But it's not too long to wait now! Which is a tiny but still thoroughbred saving grace.
(Source: All Posters, Making Star Wars, Cinelinx)