10 Most Frustratingly Obvious Star Wars Missed Opportunities

From OG reunions, to groundbreaking CGI Star Wars forces... oh, what could've been, eh?

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For every issue and grievance Force-sensitive fanatics have had with the various trilogies and small screen Star Wars offerings pumped into their eyeballs over the years, it's still safe to say that the undoubted good unleashed into this galaxy far, far away has most definitely outweighed the soul-crushing bad when done all is said, as a legendary green master would put it.

Yet, that still can't entirely erase the fact that on more than a few occasions, epic opportunities and moments that seemed to be there for the taking and/or making have been infuriatingly passed up on in favour of a less compelling or simply unexpected new direction altogether.

Again, what took the place of some of these moments can't always be classed as an all out failure or dud, it must be said, with the lack of commitment to these opportunities sometimes even setting the stage for some of the most electric exchanges ever to erupt into this sprawling universe.

But, from not moving heaven and earth to ensure a director/character match made in heaven became a reality, to missing out on the chance to see a beloved gang together again one last time, the Star Wars corner of our galaxy would've no doubt been that little more vibrant had these happenings actually come to life.

10. Not Making Finn/Po A Thing, Overall Lack Of LGBTQIA Representation

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Your writer could likely fill an entire list with the vast amount of intriguing Finn storyline opportunities Disney and the various creatives involved in bringing the Sequels into existence idiotically passed up on in favour of the dull and uninspired path John Boyega was made to wander down during his soul-crushing Star Wars stint.

Yet, arguably the most egregious decision the House of Mouse made over the course of the most recent set of Skywalker Saga flicks centred around an evident flicker of affection between the one-time Stormtrooper and the galaxy's greatest pilot Poe Dameron.

As Boyega even put it himself, “I think there could’ve been a very interesting, forward-thinking – not even forward-thinking, just, like, current-thinking – love story there, something that hadn’t quite been explored yet." But, as the under-utilised star would depressingly add:

“I would try to push it a bit in that direction, but the Disney overlords were not ready to do that.”

And outside of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it victory smooch at the end of Rise of Skywalker between two female Resistance fighters, proper LGBTQIA representation still feels like a depressing afterthought for one of the biggest franchises in the world.

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