Will Finn every wield a lightsaber again in The Last Jedi or beyond? Actor John Boyega doesn’t think its in the cards but doesn’t mind. Instead, he’d rather Finn be more like the intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett, than anyone else.
“I would like to explore that more; the whole Boba Fett vibe. I would like to explore that for Finn,” Boyega told Digital Spy on Thursday. Boyega also made it clear that Finn is probably never going to become a Jedi because that’s just not what the character is about, or rather, that his character isn’t exactly the type to head off into isolation. “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.”
Of course, back during the era of the Old Republic, before the Empire killed all the Jedi, there were multiple Jedi, meaning if Finn is strong enough in the Force, he could end up swinging a lightsaber and becoming a Jedi sometime in the future. Plus, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy has seemingly confirmed Finn will survive well past Episode IX, meaning there are all sorts of potential lightsaber swinging opportunities in his future.
But, maybe that’s not quite what the character of Finn is supposed to be. It seems like Boyega is suggesting in this interview is that Finn could be like Boba Fett insofar as he could be independent. Before we learned of Boba Fett’s backstory in Attack of the Clones, the character was compelling because he operated outside of the established rules of the Star Wars universe. If Boyega thinks Finn is on a similar path, then perhaps the character will continue to push boundaries and break out of archetypes. In other words, of all the newer Star Wars characters, Finn is the least like myth and the most like a real person.
The Last Jedi opens everywhere on December 15.
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