John Boyega Greatly Weakens the Idea of Finn Being a Jedi
Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out in 2015, I have loved the idea of Finn being a Force Sensitive who would be trained to be a Jedi. He could take the role of Jedi Guardian while Rey took the role of Jedi Consular or Sentinel. This to me was more interesting to explore than Rey’s parents or even where Luke was. Unfortunately, John Boyega may have put the kibosh on this theory. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Boyega had this to say:
While he doesn’t outright say that Finn is not a Jedi, Boyega does heavily imply that is not the role for his character. While I’m disappointed, I’m glad to see in the trailers as well as in this interview that Finn seems to be stepping up. Do you think he could be as cool as Boba Fett? Do you still want to see him as a Jedi? I’m sure whatever choice is made will be a great one for the story.
You can catch Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, 2017.