Friday, March 20, 2015

Rumor: Details About a Scene Involving Poe and Finn in 'The Force Awakens'

By: Dominic Jones

Our friends over at posted some interesting details this weekend about a sequence involving the characters of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  As usual, there is is chance this may turn out to be false, but if you are trying to avoid all The Force Awakens spoilers then stop reading now.  This is your official SPOILER ALERT!

This all takes place after Poe has put the saber into BB-8 and sent him on his path. Poe is captured after his confrontation with Kylo which allows BB-8 to escape into the wilderness with the sword. Kylo has killed the Vicar when he doesn’t produce the saber. Finn’s Stormtrooper buddy has probably died in the village fire fight, unnerving him. Finn allows some villagers to escape and Finn returns to the Star Destroyer to be berated by his superior.  Finn wants to jump ship and realizes Poe is the man to help him do just that.
  • Poe and Finn escape in a TIE Fighter. They don’t get very far. They crash because the TIE is hit by blasts from the Star Destroyer.
  • Poe is unconscious at the controls.
  • Finn has to get out.
  • It appears he ejects.
  • Finn observes the TIE disappear over the horizon of the desert planet’s dunes.
  • After a brief moment we see an explosion.
  • Finn passes out.
  • Finn wakes.
  • Finn searches for the TIE.
  • He can’t get in.
  • Finn walks alone and puts on some Poe’s clothes.
  • After this Finn ends up at the station Rey is at. Because he has some of Poe’s clothes on, she doesn’t realize he’s an Imperial deserter at that point apparently.
Does Finn see Poe inside the TIE and presume he’s dead? How does Finn get some of Poe’s clothes? This might explain why Finn wears a brown jacket with some Rebel red and blue rank insignias on it. However, Poe was just in a brig. We don’t think he took a suitcase with him to his imprisonment and escaped on a whim with it. I speculate he may trade clothes with Poe. As of now, that is kind of a small mystery.

There is a sequence later in the film where the bad guys have destroyed Rose’s pub and a castle (not the Evil Castle). A “black TIE” shows up and “makes all the difference.” Shortly after that Poe and Finn are reunited. I speculate that perhaps that is Poe that shows up in a TIE and makes all the difference. Perhaps he used Finn’s clothes do something sneaky allowing him to steal an elite black TIE Fighter or something like that.

Poe’s actions after the crash are not detailed anywhere. It is most likely a small surprise when he shows up and saves the heroes from Kylo’s evil forces. I imagine if this is correct, we will read about Poe’s adventure off-screen in the novelization or some other form of Star Wars  print.

This sounds like an interesting scene.  I find it interesting that this seems to indicate that Poe Dameron is missing from the film after this point.  It sounds like in this film we'll be dealing with more of a "big two" (Finn and Rey) rather than a "big three" as we had in the first two trilogies.  

As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

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