It looks like John Boyega has been practicing fencing and getting his body into shape in preparation for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII. Scroll down for all the details.
Warning: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens spoilers below!
As the cast and crew of Star Wars: Episode VIII get ready for shooting to begin, all we’ve heard is about how much more physical the movie will be than The Force Awakens. And it looks like John Boyega has been getting into the spirit of things as well. Earlier in the year he said.
My part in the next film will be much more physical, so I might be in the gym a bit more.
Well his latest Twitter and Instagram posts confirm as much. Boyega posted a couple of images of himself at the gym, showing off the shape he’s had to get himself into for the next stage of Finn’s journey. However, what really caught my attention was a picture he shared in his fencing uniform.
Now we all know that Rey will be trained by Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force, so it’d make sense for Daisy Ridley to practice her sword technique. But seeing as Boyega has been brushing up on his kendo skills, fans will no doubt begin to speculate on whether or not Finn will get a chance to wield a lightsaber in the next movie.
If it proves true, we can only hope that Finn fares better with the weapon this time round, after getting his butt handed to him, not only by Kylo Ren, but by a stormtrooper as well.
The last time we saw Finn he was in critical condition following the duel with Kylo, and it’s widely rumoured Episode VIII will pick up right where The Force Awakens ended. What we do know, again judging by the snippets of information, is that this will be a much darker installment than the last. Boyega confirmed as much when he said:
We’re just starting work on ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII,’ the film, so I’m back to keeping secrets again. It’s great. Much darker, but we’re very excited.
Star Wars: Episode VIII hits cinemas December 15, 2017.
You can check out the Boyega posts below.
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 4, 2016
Source: Movie Web