Movie merchandise can tend to be a great source of information for those that don’t mind the odd spoiler, and this week, some official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Halloween costumes have revealed a few very interesting things about two of the new characters that we’ll be meeting in the J.J. Abrams directed film.
For one, it turns out that Finn ain’t just posing as a Stormtrooper. When John Boyega was first glimpsed in a frantic state in the original teaser, many assumed he must have commandeered a Stormtrooper uniform in an attempt to escape the First Order, but no – he is (well, was) a soldier of the First Order.
“Sometimes, heroes come from the unlikeliest of places. The Galactic Empire has been dead for decades, but evil never really dies. With villains rising to take the Empire’s place, heroes must rise to oppose them. After becoming stranded by himself in the deserts of Jakku, and meeting up with a girl named Rey, a Stormtrooper named Finn has joined the side of the Resistance. He began his adventure as a part of the New Order, but now he’s one of the few people that can stop them. With a new look, Finn is ready for a new mission. Since trading in his Stormtrooper armor for a new set of gear, Finn’s outfit might not be flashy, but it’s all that a hero needs to succeed.”
What makes him switch sides remains a mystery, but this definitely adds an intriguing layer to Finn. After all, since he did start out working for the bad guys, is it possible that there’ll be some ambiguity to the character even though he joins the Resistance?
The Rey (Daisy Ridley) details, meanwhile, seem to pertain to an actual scene from the movie, and, if accurate, it seems we can look forward to this lady kicking some serious First Order ass.
“The mission to take down the First Order is underway! After invading the Starkiller Base, one member of the Resistance has split from her group and found herself in a massive room full of First Order soldiers. Completely surrounded by Stormtroopers with blasters and Knights of Ren with lightsabers, she seems to be totally outnumbered. Unfortunately for her enemies, though, they’ve made a big mistake: it’s not about the strength of the weapon, but the strength of the warrior that wields it.”
Rey must be very handy with that staff she wields… unless of course she switches it for a lightsaber at some point in the movie? Anyway, quite a bit to speculate upon here, so be sure to share your thoughts below.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be with us on December 18.