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Could Finn become a Jedi? Star Wars: The Last Jedi's John Boyega weighs in

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Nov 3, 2017

Sorry, Star Wars fans, but John Boyega's Finn isn't becoming a Jedi in Episode VIII on Dec. 13. However, that doesn't mean the 25-year-old Londoner is totally ruling it out from the franchise.

"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," he said in a recent interview with Digital Spy. "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," Boyega explained.

Of course, it is Daisy Ridley's Rey who gets to go under the tutelage of Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker on his exiled home of Ahch-To, which is also the native land of the Porgs. The whole thing has the faint whiff of when Yoda trained Luke on the swamp planet of Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back. But like Boyega says, you don't have to be a Jedi in order to be a cool character and to drive his point home, he brought up a fan favorite who could not be more divergent from those trained in the ways of the Force. 

"I would like to explore that more; the whole Boba Fett vibe," he said. "I would like to explore that for Finn, but who knows?" Given the fact that his character is more of a renegade (abandoning his place among the Stormtroopers), it seems more fitting to make him more akin to a rebel loner like Fett or Han Solo.

That being said, Boyega didn't outright shoot down the theory that there's still time for Finn to get a lightsaber of his own. Last we saw him in The Force Awakens, he was in a coma from the events on Starkiller Base so his arc is just beginning. If you're still skeptical, well, we find your lack of faith disturbing.