Rey is a powerful Jedi and Kylo Ren is the next Sith Lord in training. However, during Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans learn that they’re not alone in the Force. In fact, there’s another character who briefly uses the force to pick up a broom. Here’s what we know about this young stable boy character.
‘Broom Boy’ first appears in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought fans into some of the more obscure parts of the galaxy. That includes a new planet, where Rose and Finn traveled to find a “master codebreaker.” When Rose gives the child her ring, she doesn’t know that he actually is strong with the force.
At the end of the movie, fans see this character use the force to pick up a broom, with the final scene being him with the broom held like a lightsaber. This character, although not officially named in the Star Wars universe, earned the title “Broom Boy” from fans.
What happened to this ‘Star Wars’ character?
After The Last Jedi’s premiere, fans flooded social media with theories regarding this character? Could Rey potentially train the next generation of Jedis? Would this character grow up to defeat the First Order alongside the Resistance?
Unfortunately, The Rise of Skywalker squashed a lot of speculation regarding Jedi Master Rey. It was thanks to the help of the Jedis past that Rey defeated the First Order and Emperor Palpatine. No Broom Boy to be found.
‘The Rise of Skywalker’ featured Rey still training to be a Jedi
Following the release of The Last Jedi, not much was known about the final movie in the sequel trilogy. Some believed that a lot of time could’ve passed between these flicks.
As a result, some speculated that Rey could’ve potentially trained this child, along with other force-wielders, to fight against the First Order. This character never made an appearance in The Rise of Skywalker.
Being that fans have seen the last of the Skywalker Saga, they’ve presumably seen the last of “Broom Boy.” Temirlan Blaev was the actor behind this Stable Boy and although he wasn’t a part of the final movie in the sequel trilogy, he shared why he understood this character’s story wasn’t super important.
“I wasn’t sure because it could have been, yes, he would’ve continued my story, how Rey would have trained me or helped me in some way,” the actor said, according to Cinemablend. “But then at the same time, am I really that important?”
“Am I someone big or am I really just a boy, a lucky boy in a galaxy far, far away? A lot of people were asking me [about returning], and I said, ‘We’ll have to wait and see if I get called back.’ But I guess I kind of understand why it happened,” he continued.
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