POLL RESULTS: Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development?

A lot of fans felt J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was rushed, with new characters barely introduced and established characters given short shrift. Even recent revelations said earlier cuts had Emperor Palpatine’s return explained and Rose Tico given more scenes with Leia. ComingSoon.net asked its readers to let us know which character they thought needed a serious boost in development, and around 2000 of you responded! Check out the official poll results below!

And apologies for forgetting to include The Knights of Ren, who in retrospect were not even characters.

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Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development?


1) Palpatine (30%, 568 votes)

2) Zorii Bliss (14%, 273 votes)

3) Rose (10%, 196 votes)

4) Finn (7%, 131 votes)

5) Kylo Ren/Ben Solo (6%, 123 votes)

6) Rey (5%, 98 votes)

7) Luke (5%, 95 votes)

8) Babu Frik (3%, 53 votes)

9) Jannah (3%, 51 votes)

10) Maz Kanata (3%, 50 votes)

Well, that seems pretty definitive. Most viewers were perplexed at best by how the very dead seeming Palpatine could somehow miraculously return with only a few fingers lost after his fall into the reactor in Return of the Jedi. New character Zorii Bliss became this trilogy’s Boba Fett, i.e. a character who looks cool but doesn’t do a whole heck of a lot… besides prove Poe’s heterosexuality we guess? Rose’s status as a main character got completely dashed, and he love interest Finn was also sidelined a fair amount in this movie.

Here are the rest of the votes…

Lando (3%, 48 votes)

Poe (2%, 43 votes)

Wedge Antilles (2%, 31 votes)

Hux (1%, 27 votes)

R2-D2 (1%, 23 votes)

General Pryde (1%, 20 votes)

Han Solo (1%, 20 votes)

Chewbacca (1%, 17 votes)

Leia (1%, 13 votes)

D-O (0%, 7 votes)

Commander D’Acy (0%, 6 votes)

Lieutenant Connix (0%, 5 votes)

Beaumont (0%, 5 votes)

Klaud (0%, 5 votes)

Snap Wexley (0%, 4 votes)

C-3PO (0%, 3 votes)

BB-8 (0%, 3 votes)

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Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In addition to directing, J.J. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (ArgoJustice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing everywhere!


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