Boyega’s Finn Gets More Action In “Episode VIII”

It seems some basic lightsaber duels weren’t enough as actor John Boyega has confirmed that his former stormtrooper character of Finn from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be getting a greater physical role in Rian Johnson’s upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VIII”.

Speaking with Vogue, the 23-year-old English actor was asked about how the next film is coming along. He responded:

“[We’re] just starting work on ‘Star Wars VIII,’ the next film, so I’m back to keeping secrets again. [The script is] great. Much darker, but we’re very excited…for [Force Awakens] we really just took it scene by scene, there wasn’t a huge regime. My part in the next film will be much more physical so I might be in the gym a bit more.”

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” is slated to begin production shortly ahead of a May 26th 2017 release.