Finn piloting a ship in The Last Jedi

It's an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan. Because in just a week's time, Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi will finally arrive in theaters. The highly anticipated sequel will continue the main narrative of the franchise after The Force Awakens, allowing the trio of new protagonists to be fleshed out. One of these is John Boyega's Finn, who became a sudden member of The Resistance after one mission as a Stormtrooper. The first film in the trilogy saw Finn operate Luke's lightsaber on two occasions, leading many to wonder if he could also be a budding Jedi. And while it's clear that Rey is the Force sensitive one around here, Boyega revealed he wishes there could be two.

Would I like to be a Jedi? I think it would be more interesting if they had more than one person be a Jedi --- 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. [...] 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. [...] I would like to explore that more; the whole Boba Fett vibe. I would like to explore that for Finn, but who knows?

If Finn isn't going to be a Jedi, John Boyega at least wants to be able to hold his own against the likes of Kylo Ren. The bottom line is the actor wants to be a Star Wars badass, which is just about every kid's dream.

John Boyega's comments to Digital Spy seem to confirm that Finn is definitely not the Force sensitive individual that The Force Awakens alluded to. Finn was featured on the posters and trailers holding Luke's lightsaber, leading many to assume he'd be the new apprentice. Plus, he was able to briefly hold his own in a lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren, who is far more experienced with the ancient weapon. All this seems to point out that both he and Rey could be potential Jedi, although it looks like Daisy Ridley's character is the only one moving forward.

It should be interesting to see how Finn continues to develop in The Last Jedi. After recovering from his injuries, he'll wake to find that Rey is nowhere to be found. He's also apparently in a bit of an existential crisis, unsure if he actually belongs in The Resistance. He's also set to share quite a bit of screen time with newcomer Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), but hopefully his reunion with Rey won't take too long.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in theaters December 15th-- pre-order your tickets here. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

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