John Boyega Says STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Is Darker, Finn Is More Physical

John Boyega Says STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Is Darker, Finn Is More Physical

Finn's stormtrooper training proved no match for Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in their lightsaber duel. Though Finn was the worse for wear at the end of The Force Awakens, he'll apparently have an even greater physical role in Episode VIII. He also touches on the sequel's tone.

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.



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Filed Under "Star Wars" 1/11/2016 Source: Vogue
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