John Boyega Says 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Will Be ‘Darker And Bigger’ Than ‘The Force Awakens’
This is exciting.
John, who plays Finn in the iconic movies, has been teasing the next Star Wars instalment whilst rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s finest at Cannes.
Asked what it’s like working with director Rian Johnson after J. J. Abrams, John told Variety: “It’s very easy. Rian Johnson is great. It’s a different take, darker, bigger. Someone will say: ‘How do you get bigger than Force Awakens?’ But it’s crazy.”
He also spoke about the potential of romance between his character and Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, saying: “I mean, we didn’t establish a romance in seven; we never played it that way. Daisy and I, we’re friends.
“Finn and Rey – they’re just friends. Finn is a storm trooper, so he doesn’t really know what’s going on. So the romance thing is something that’s going to be interesting in the next installment. It’s not going to go the way you think it’s going to go.”
Bring on 2017.
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