While we usually associate lightsabers with Jedi, a cheer went through the crowd when John Boyega’s Finn turned on Skywalker’s iconic weapon in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Now, it seems that the actor may have just revealed that we’ll once again see Finn using this kind of a weapon during the events of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX!’
Boyega hasn’t officially confirmed it would happen, but his response to a tweet strongly suggests that the ex-First Order recruit will once again be wielding a lightsaber.
You can see the conversation as it plays out below:
Boyega, even though you were largely ignored in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ we all trust you. Of course, director Rian Johnson had an explanation for why Finn didn’t receive as much screen time as many had hoped for as he has been open to explaining every aspect of the movie so far.
It seemed fun for Abrams to have Boyega wielding a Jedi weapon in his first “Star Wars” film so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see it happen again with the director tackling the last outing of the Skywalker Saga as well. While Finn doesn’t appear to be Force-sensitive as many assumed from the initial shot that showed Boyega with the weapon, it could be interesting to see if a Force Ghost of Luke Skywalker guided him to handle such a weapon in his final outing as the character.
It might also be fun to see him handle Kylo Ren’s lightsaber.
Are you eager to see John Boyega’s Finn handle a lightsaber in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’? If the actor is hinting at another weapon which one do you think it could end up being? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ will be released in a galaxy far, far away as well as your local theaters on December 20th, 2019!