John Boyega Reveals Why He Was Pumped About Finn’s New Costume In Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

John Boyega as Finn in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Anybody who is a Star Wars fan is excited for The Rise of Skywalker. The first images we saw of the film in the first trailer during Star Wars Celebration have got fans talking and looking forward to when the movie finally releases in December. However, the viewers aren't the only ones excited by a new film. It turns out that John Boyega was also quite enthusiastic about going back to the galaxy far, far away, especially after seeing his new costume.

During the Star Wars Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration, Boyega revealed that due to Finn's character arc, his clothes in the two previous films didn't really help define him as a character, but he feels like that has changed with The Rise of Skywalker. According to Boyega...

I think the last two movies Finn couldn’t decide where he belonged. And in this film he’s a full-fledged Resistance sexy young man. At the beginning my big thing was costume. I always felt that Finn didn’t have his identity through his costume. And J.J. was like ‘You’re going to love this one.’ I saw the pre-packets coming out… and I was like, ‘I’m in Star Wars now!’ So, it’s been great.'

Finn's entire story has been about a man figuring out where he belonged. He starts the story as a Stormtrooper but quickly realizes that life is not for him. Throughout most of Star Wars: The Force Awakens he's mostly concerned with just getting the hell away from the First Order as quickly as possible. In The Last Jedi his goal is reuniting with his friend Rey.

Finn literally had no identity at the start of the trilogy, and part of his journey has been figuring out who he is an independent person. Most of us use our clothing as a way to show a piece of who we are to the world. Finn hasn't been able to really do that because he hasn't known that answer. It makes sense that John Boyega's costumes haven't shown Finn's identity, but clearly the actor is happy that Finn will finally find himself in the new film.

While we get a few different quick shots of Finn in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, the best look at Finn's costume comes near the end as part of the group shot. Check it out below.

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with C-3PO, BB-8, and Che

Everybody has new outfits in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and it will certainly be interesting to see how these costumes reflect the people inside them. How has the galaxy changed following the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? We'll find out for sure when the movie finally arrives December 20.

Dirk Libbey
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