“Star Wars: Episode VIII” Will Be “Darker” Says John Boyega

By Staff  |  01/19/2016

Finn from Star Wars

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens calming, fans and media are already looking ahead.

In a recent interview with Vogue, actor John Boyega, who plays the hero Finn in The Force Awakens, drops some small hints about Episode VIII. While he reveals that work has already begun on the next installment in the Star Wars saga, he's remaining tight-lipped.

"[We're] just starting work on Star Wars VIII, the next film, so I'm back to keeping secrets again. It's great. Much darker, but we're very excited," Boyega says.

As far as Finn, he says fans can expect him to be "more physical."

"No, for [Force Awakens] we really just took it scene by scene, there wasn't a huge regime," said Boyega. "My part in the next film will be much more physical, so I might be in the gym a bit more."

Episode VIII is filming in Mexico, says Lucasfilm, and is due May 26, 2017.