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John Boyega Says Star Wars: Episode VIII Is Darker & Bigger Than Force Awakens

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:58

Perhaps following in the footsteps of Empire Strikes Back, John Boyega says Star Wars: Episode VIII will be bigger and darker than its predessor.

Boyega appeared at the Cannes Film Festival where Variety caught up with the actor.

It’s very easy. Rian Johnson is great. It’s a different take, darker, bigger. Someone will say: “How do you get bigger than ‘Force Awakens?'” But it’s crazy.

Boyega wouldn't say if his comments pertain to his character of Finn and jokingly responded with:

My skin color does because of the heat on the job! That’s me dodging your question because Disney has spies everywhere. If I answer this, I get killed, and I’m not in episode nine.

"Star Wars: Episode VIII" has a December 16, 2017 release directed by Rian Johnson starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

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