Star Wars: The Last Jedi (opens in new tab) was intense; Star Wars Episode 9 (opens in new tab) is going to be on another level. Don’t take my word for it, John Boyega thinks so too. In fact, he’s already got training on the mind in preparation for the craziness that is bound to spew forth from the final movie in the latest trilogy (not to be confused with the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, or Rian Johnson’s new trilogy... Got it?).
Speaking at Awesome Con during a conference call (H/T Star Wars News Net (opens in new tab)), Boyega was thinking of a fin of another sort: Star Wars 9 and the end of his journey. When asked about what’s next for him (and Finn) when it comes to concluding the trilogy, the British actor had this to say…
“Next for me filming wise is Star Wars 9 in July, and they’ve officially given us a note to start training soon,” Boyega reveals. “I’m going to take a holiday before that, because I think Star Wars 9, you know, regardless of where the story goes, and I haven’t read it by the way, is going to be all-out war so I know that I’m going to have to do all I can and train for that.”
While Boyega may not have seen any scripts, I’m guessing he has a more-than-good idea of what direction the story is heading in – and his words almost give away a little too much.
If physical training is starting sooner rather than later, it’s a good indication that we’re going to get a combat-laden ninth Episode, filled with more fights than you can shake a lightsaber at – and Finn might just be the heart of it all.
To get as pumped as John Boyega, you might need some help: the best Star Wars quotes (opens in new tab)could be just what you need to send your heart racing into warp speed.