The Last Jedi’s John Boyega Hopes To See More Fight Time For Finn In Star Wars: Episode IX


The Stormtrooper formerly known as FN-2187 has already endured two relatively short fights with Captain Phasma and a lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren, but it seems John Boyega’s Star Wars hero is itching for another battle.

While promoting his lead role in Pacific Rim: Uprising, The Last Jedi actor spoke to IGN about FN-2187 Finn and, specifically, what the future holds for his First Order turncoat. Granted, much like ourselves, Boyega isn’t privy to any story details just yet, but he is crossing his fingers in the hope that Star Wars: Episode IX features a bigger (and longer!) scrap for his on-screen character, regardless of whether it involves that mooted trilogy fight with Phasma or someone else entirely.

Not only that, but the British actor, who was recently tipped to supplant Wesley Snipes as Blade, admitted that he was overly surprised by Finn and Phasma’s brief reunion on board the Supremacy.

Yeah, man, I didn’t expect it to be that quick if I’m being honest with you. I was like, wait, wait, what? He’s been like ramped up for a big fight and then it was over in a second [laughs]. But, hopefully, Finn gets to face someone else or has a fight that’s much longer by the way [in Episode IX].

And though she’s climbed out of a similar hole (read: trash compactor) before, in a previous interview, Captain Phasma actress Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) admitted that her time in the Star Wars franchise may have already come to a close:

In truth, I don’t know. And that scares and upsets me because I really want to see this character explored. I’m actually very invested in the character now. And that’s genuine. That’s not just chat. It has opened up a chain of stories and events in my mind about who Phasma is.

If it’s more Finn/Phasma action you’re after, then The Last Jedi‘s Blu-ray, which includes an extended peek at that aforementioned duel, ought to sate your appetite. Failing that, Star Wars: Episode IX will be with us in December of 2019, with production due to commence this July.

Source: IGN