Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a thrilling return to a galaxy far, far away, but it is also a confounding one in a number of ways. As much as the film’s plot moves along at a brisk pace and the new characters absolutely steal the show, there are a number of elements that are just glossed over or are poorly explained. While it isn’t necessarily a bad thing to come away from a movie with more questions than answers, The Force Awakens could have done a better job of demystifying some of its more puzzling elements in order to tell a more satisfying story. It’s likely that some or all of our questions will be answered by future entries in the franchise or through supplementary materials such as comics and novels, but as of right now, these are our most pressing questions when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
10. What is Finn’s Role Going Forward?
While John Boyega’s heroic former stormtrooper Finn is a stellar addition to the Star Wars universe, it’s difficult to get a sense of what his role in the overall story will be heading into Episode VIII and beyond. Although we spend a lot of time with him over the course of The Force Awakens, Finn remains a bit of an enigma by the time the credits roll. He shows some skill with a lightsaber, but is he Force-sensitive? If he does join the Resistance full-time, what role would he serve with them — a leader, a pilot? Some have even suggested that he his bro-tastic relationship with Poe Dameron might turn into something…well, a bit more intimate in later films (shippers are gonna ship). Whatever the case may be, we’re very curious to see how Finn fits into the ongoing battle between the light and dark sides of the Force going forward.