“Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker left many fans disappointed. Finn actor John Boyega is also one of those whose antipathy for the conclusion of the Skywalker saga is clearly noticeable. Rightly so: Because even those who find episode 9 successful overall cannot deny the fact that Boyega’s character plays a much less important role in it than in parts 7 and 8.
Originally “Star Wars 9” of “Jurassic World’ will be directed and written by director Colin Trevorrow. But after “Star Wars 8” by Rian Johnson caused many fans to foam at the mouth, but they decided on the supposedly safe option and transmitted as with “Star Wars 7” JJ Abrams the creative direction. He then made Episode 9 “The Rise Of Skywalker”, the film that ultimately came to the cinema.
The original script by Colin Trevorrow entitled “Duel Of The Fates” was never implemented. In the podcast of the playlist John Boyega now expressed his regret about this circumstance. He reports that he and director Colin Trevorrow had a similar understanding of which direction “Star Wars 9” should strike.
Boyega: ‘I sat down with Colin and I can tell you this was one of the best’Star Wars’ meetings I’ve ever had. It felt like two nerds thinking, ‘Yeah! That’s what we want to see!’”
In fact, the Finn actor never read the finished screenplay for “Duel Of The Fates”. His enthusiasm came from just talking to Trevorrow and seeing the concept art. In 2020, the original “Star Wars 9” script leaked onto the Internet (see link at the end of the article). But Boyega gave it a wide berth: “I can not read it. It would break my heart.”
In the very first scene of Duel Of The Fates, Finn and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) steal a Star Destroyer. During the raid, Finn recognizes one of the stormtroopers. After all, the resistance fighter was once an Imperial soldier himself. He and Rose then head to Coruscant to ignite an ancient beacon at the Jedi Temple there. Rose is captured by General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). However, Finn manages to save her by inciting a riot among the stormtroopers, convincing some to switch sides like him. At the end of the film, Finn and Rose then lead a group of Force-sensitive children to a distant planet where Rey (Daisy Ridley) plans to train the next generation of Jedi.
In fact, John Boyega has every reason to worry that the scrapped Episode 9 script will only make him grieve even more at the missed opportunity. Then the film, which was never made, would have given both Finn and his much more neglected screen partner Rose a much larger role than “The Rise of Skywalker”. In addition, Finn’s origins as an ex-stormtrooper, which made him one of the most interesting characters in episode 7, would have actually played a big role in the finale of the trilogy, which would have closed his story arc more coherently.
The Storyline of Colin Trevorrows “Star Wars 9” script we already covered in detail in an article at the time of the leak. So if you are interested in what would have happened to Rey and Kylo Ren and what role Emperor Palpatine would have played in it (namely none!), then follow this link: