Though Finn brought a lot of physicality to Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the temporary holder of Luke's lightsaber, actor John Boyega has teased that his character will have an even greater physical presence in Episode VIII. The 23-year-old, English actor also stated that the next film will be darker. Said Boyega, "[The script is] great. Much darker, but we’re very excited... My part in the next film will be much more physical so I might be in the gym a bit more."
The Force Awakens didn't exactly illustrate that Finn was Force sensitive so it doesn't appear that he's walking the same path as Rey towards becoming a Jedi. As the conflict with the First Order and the Knights of Ren continues to play out in Episode VIII, what role do you think Finn will play?
Star Wars: Episode VIII arrives in North American theaters on May 26, 2017. Rian Johnson takes over from J.J. Abrams.