An open question about Finn from Episode 9 – The Rise of Skywalker has now been clarified, even if the Lego Holiday Special can only be partially assigned to the canon. Image source: Disney / Lucasfilm
Although Star Wars: Episode 9 ended the Skywalker saga, the conclusion of the new trilogy left one or the other open question unanswered. For example, it was only subsequently clarified how Emperor Palpatine could return from the dead or Kylo Ren became the master of the Knights of Ren.
Now the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special is also revealing the secret of an important detail after the short film landed on Disney Plus on November 17, 2020. Specifically, it’s about what Finn (John Boyega) wanted to tell Rey (Daisy Ridley) about the whole course of The Rise of Skywalker, but never got baked.
Should you not let this small but fine detail of the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special be anticipated, be warned from this point of light spoilers. In the following article, we’ll tell you how the Star Wars movie starts on Disney Plus.
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Finn wanted to say that all along
The first five minutes of the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special confirm what many fans suspected after hints in episode 9 or even before episode 7 hit theaters: Finn is power-sensitive and thus also has the potential to become a Jedi Knight. The ex-stormtrooper becomes Rey’s first pupil right at the beginning of the film.
However, Rey doubts her own skills as a teacher, whereupon the actual plot of the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special only gets underway: Rey and BB-8 try to uncover the secret of a Jedi temple and are Thrown in a mess through a wide variety of Star Wars scenarios.
Rey meets a young Anakin and Luke Skywalker, witnesses the Clone Wars, meets Palpatine before he became Emperor and even Din Djarin and Baby Yoda can be seen for a brief moment. By the way, fans shouldn’t take the story of the animated film too seriously, as this is still a Christmas special aimed at a younger audience.
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Is the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special canon?
Of course, readers can question with a clear conscience whether and how the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special is to the official canon at all assigns. The fact that Rey messes up the entire timeline of the Star Wars history in a rather childishly packaged scenario should definitely not have waved the creative minds of the Lucasfilm storygroup through.
However, it would not be the first time that elements from non-canon stories have actually been picked up again and woven into the big Star Wars whole. For example, Life Day was the theme of the original Holiday Special from 1978 and more than 30 years later it was featured again in the TV series The Mandalorian.
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Boba Fett himself also made his debut in the 70s Holiday Special, for example, before his (originally) first appearance in the classic trilogy came in Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back. Accordingly, it cannot be ruled out that Finn’s affinity for power will now be indirectly or unofficially confirmed by the Lego Holiday Special, after we received very specific information about it in episode 9.
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By the way: As absurd as the plot of the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special comes across, it would not even have been made out of thin air within the official canon. After all, it was already established in the animated series Rebels that Travel through time are possible in some ways.
In season 4, episode 13 “The Revelation”, the young Jedi Ezra Bridger ends up in a kind of “world between worlds”, from which he witnesses various key points in Star Wars history. More importantly, Ezra was even able to break through the barrier of time and space to transport Ahsoka Tano from the past into the future, who otherwise would have fallen in a duel with Darth Vader.
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The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special has been available on Disney Plus since November 17, 2020. In it, by the way, Finn is not set to music by John Boyega, but instead by Omar Miller. Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) are returning to their well-known Star Wars roles.