Did you hear the Star Wars theory that Rey might be the long-lost daughter of Han Solo and General Leia? Or that Supreme Leader Snoke is Ezra from Star Wars Rebels, all grown up and pissed off at the Rebellion? Without question, Star Wars fans love thinking ahead and over-analyzing content to come up with rich fan theories that could fill a galaxy of speculation. And John Boyega, who plays Finn in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has heard them all. And he loves them. We recently asked Boyega which Star Wars theories are the craziest he has heard or read online, and he told us:
Oh my gosh. Well, number one would be Finn and Poe! That's got to be number one. Finn and Poe. I've heard Finn is Snoke. Rey is going to fall into The Dark Side and kill Finn. [Laughs] And they're going to fight each other. I've heard all sorts of stuff. I really feel there are some that they should use. I like a bit of Dark Side coming from Rey. I don't know. I like that.
John Boyega isn't going to reveal any important shit when it comes to what's possibly happening in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We are only a month away from the blockbuster opening in theaters. Fans will almost be able to see for themselves what's about to happen.
But while John Boyega was in town for the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, where he spoke with students and screened Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit, the mega-talent was more than happy to discuss his favorite Star Wars fan theories.
Can we take anything away from what he says? The Finn/Poe bromance (or full blown romance) is a favorite fuel of Star Wars fan fiction, launched the moment Oscar Isaac bit his own lip while reuniting with Poe in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
But John Boyega admitting that he likes the angle of Rey (Daisy Ridley) going to the Dark Side could launch a fresh wave of The Last Jedi theories. The most recent trailer certainly tried to sell a heel turn, with Rey possibly rejecting the teachings of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and looking to Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) for answers regarding her place in this new saga. Is Boyega telling me, flat out, that this will happen?!?! (Probably not.)