IGN is excited to debut an exclusive first look at the next animated episode of Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures featuring Rey and Finn battling Kylo Ren, as seen in The Force Awakens. These animated shorts recreate iconic moments from the Star Wars saga by mixing audio pulled directly from the movies with colorful and lively animation.
Check out the video below:
As the battle gets underway, we see flashbacks of Rey and Finn showing how they met and bonded over the course of their adventure together, which was key for the animators to give this short episode the proper emotional impact.
“Thematically, we wanted to spotlight the origin of Rey and Finn’s friendship and how it would grow. Charting the course of a friendship is tricky in two minutes, so we focused on key moments from The Force Awakens,” a rep from Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures told IGN. “The idea of bookending the piece with the final battle came early, but it was tricky landing on who would be focused on and how it would build. We wanted to see it through both Rey and Finn’s eyes. So, at the start, we focus on Finn wanting to fight for his friend Rey who Kylo throws against the tree. And at the end, we see Rey fight for her friend Finn after Kylo cuts him down.”
These bite-sized episodes are intended for younger Star Wars fans as a way to educate them on various characters and moments from the saga, although it’s a testament to the power of Star Wars that they can be enjoyed by fans of all ages.
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For more on this lightsaber duel from The Force Awakens, check out stunt coordinator Rob Inch breaking down how he came up with the fight choreography for the scene:
Source: IGN.com The Rey and Finn vs. Kylo Ren Lightsaber Battle Gets Animated