“I haven’t read the script for Episode 9," Boyega admitted at Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. "But Daisy did shoot me a text saying, 'Oh my gosh, I just heard from J.J. [Abrams], and we’re back together.' That’s what I’m really excited about, is Finn and Rey back together again.”
Boyega also mentioned that he believes Episode 9 will see an "all-out war" hit the Star Wars universe, adding, "we need to be prepared."
In addition to bringing Finn and Rey together again, Boyega expressed his desire to see a deeper exploration of Finn's backstory. “One question I’ve always had as an actor being involved in Star Wars is why Finn decided to defect in the first place. I still don’t understand. I would love to know more, to go into his life as a Stormtrooper.”
The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams returned in September to write and direct Episode IX following the departure of Colin Trevorrow. It’s unknown how much of his original draft for the film Abrams will be able to use following director Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, which departed significantly from Abrams’ original vision, and the passing of Carrie Fisher.
Episode IX is set to arrive in theaters on December 20, 2019. The movie will star Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron.