What About Broom Boy? Rise Of Skywalker Writer Addresses The Last Jedi's Other Force Users

by Jeremy Spirogis
What About Broom Boy? Rise Of Skywalker Writer Addresses The Last Jedi's Other Force Users

SPOILERS forward from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Hey, keep in mind that child on the finish of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Apparently his actual identify is Temiri Blagg however he is higher often known as “broom boy” for representing different Force-sensitive folks within the Star Wars galaxy. In that film, Rey (Daisy Ridley) was described as being nobody from nowhere, descended from nobodies. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker revealed that, really, she’s the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine himself, tying her powers to that legacy.

That replace to Rey’s story was a disappointment to some followers, who appreciated the thought of simply anybody with the ability to have Force powers. Well, that is nonetheless the case, as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-screenwriter Chris Terrio famous.

Chris Terrio wrote Rise of Skywalker with director J.J. Abrams. Here’s how Terrio responded when THR requested if Episode IX nonetheless acknowledges the existence of the galaxy’s different Force customers with out well-known ancestors — aka the broom girls and boys:

Yes, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker did closely counsel Finn is Force-strong or Force-sensitive, and that is even supposedly what Finn was going to inform Rey when he needed to inform her one thing on the final minute. However, J.J. Abrams has already defined his reasoning for giving Rey that Palpatine heritage, desirous to carry each main homes — Skywalker and Palpatine — collectively for the whole nine-film Saga. Here’s extra from Chris Terrio’s reply on broom boy and different Force customers:

Some Star Wars followers have taken Rise of Skywalker‘s decisions as rebukes or retcons of Rian Johnson’s script for The Last Jedi. Chris Terrio and J.J. Abrams have tried to emphasise there was no feud or intention to sideline sure characters or negate story decisions. And Terrio mentioned he and Abrams agreed with Last Jedi followers who appreciated that “democratization of the Force” by exhibiting extra non-legacy customers like broom boy. They simply did not need the non-legacy customers to incorporate Rey:

At the tip of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey goes to Tatooine to bury lightsabers and tells a woman that her final identify is Skywalker. That’s her selection. Where does she go from there? That’s open to interpretation, and followers have their very own concepts. Does Rey, maybe, begin coaching different Jedis, like Finn and broom boys/ladies? Maybe. I do love the thought of Rey beginning a Jedi academy of her personal and sending out messages to Force-sensitive Padawans like Hogwarts letters. Hopefully she’d have a clean run as a grasp, however we have seen how that doesn’t all the time go effectively. And she does have that Palpatine blood in her veins. Will she all the time select the sunshine?

What do you assume occurred particularly to broom boy on the finish of the Skywalker Saga? Still caught on Canto Bight?

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