Finn has finally become a big deal, but he probably didn't plan on having to get stabbed to make it happen.
Finn actor John Boyega recently sat down with EW to talk about his role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The final fight with Kylo Ren left its mark on him, but thanks to that throwdown he managed to actually fulfill his own lie, the same lie that Han Solo called him out on in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
“The funny thing is, between VII and VIII, Finn’s now a big deal! He is now a big deal. Imagine that – you get taken down by Kylo Ren. Think about what the gossip’s going to be like in the Resistance. ‘Oh, that’s the guy that got slashed down by
It's enough to pick up a few fans along the way, something he simulates with a fake wave to the masses. "‘How you doing, guys? How you doing?’” he says. “‘Yeah, I was there. Then the Falcon picked me up… Oh yeah, I knew Han Solo by the way. We were pretty close.’ All that kind of stuff. They have a fan moment when they see him.”
All it took was getting stabbed with a lightsaber. It's probably something he wouldn't replicate if he had the choice, as he's in pretty rough shape when The Last Jedi begins. “Finn’s in a bad way at the end of VII. He has a lot of issues. He got slashed with a saber, and that took him down real hard, so he’s in a coma,” the actor says. “That suit, that whole thing helps him to recover. But we’re not sure whether that means he’ll wake up.”
“Finn’s in a bad way at the end of VII. He has a lot of issues. He got slashed with a saber, and that took him down real hard, so he’s in a coma,” the actor says. “That suit, that whole thing helps him to recover. But we’re not sure whether that means he’ll wake up.
Don't expect him to be down for long though, as audiences don't want to see Finn relegated to the sidelines. Also, since he's a big deal now, maybe he could avoid any more lightsaber fights. Just a suggestion Finn, just a suggestion.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017, release. The film
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is slated for release on December 15, 2017. Han Solo: A Star Wars Story hits on May 25, 2018, while Star Wars: Episode IX has a release date of May 24, 2019.