A popular fan theory for Star Wars: The Last Jedi involving John Boyega’s Finn being an undiscovered Jedi has been debunked by none other than Boyega himself.
Finn has been a popular target for fan theories, in large part due to the fact that his character has remained a bit of an enigma. However, one long-standing line of thinking has officially been laid to rest.
Speaking with Digital Spy, Boyega was quick to dismiss the idea that Finn is a Jedi. “Would I like to be a Jedi? I think it would be more interesting if they had more than one person be a Jedi,” he said. “But I think that that is the one of the unspoken laws of Star Wars. They only have one who has to go away and train.”
The actor quickly explained that he doesn’t believe Finn needs to be a Jedi to be considered a hero. “I hope it takes an interesting turn; not in terms of being a Jedi. But there are loads more stronger characters in the Star Wars universe that can go up against Jedi and they don’t necessarily have to be a Jedi.”
Boyega went on to compare Finn with one of the many infamous characters of the original trilogy, perhaps launching an entirely new theory in the process. “I would like to explore that more; the whole Boba Fett vibe,” he said. “I would like to explore that for Finn, but who knows?”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, debuts in theaters December 15 and stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.
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