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John Boyega Says Finn Is "A Big Deal" In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'


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Later this year, 'Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi' will hit the big screen around the world, continuing to tell the episodic sci-fi tale that has captured the imaginations of audiences across the globe for many decades. Following on from the success of 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens', the film has some big shoes to fill that the returning all-star cast are intent on doing perfectly.

John Boyega returns as Finn in 'The Last Jedi'John Boyega returns as Finn in 'The Last Jedi'

One of those returning actors is John Boyega, who plays First Order sodlier Finn. Though he was injured by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) during a vicious lightsaber jab to the back, he's still very much alive and recuperating from that wound in a Bacta tank. Unconscious for now, Boyega's character could have some big things ahead, despite currently making a name for himself for all the wrong reasons.

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John Boyega Reveals He Was Always Stopped For "Random Checks" When Flying To America


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Star Wars breakout star John Boyega has revealed that he used to be stopped by American border officials for “random checks” every time he flew to the United States.

The 25 year old star said that, before he found widespread fame as Finn in The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, the checks happened all the time and had a disconcerting effect on him.

“I used to fly back and forth when I was hustling and auditioning for things in Los Angeles,” Boyega told London’s Evening Standard this week in a new interview.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer


After the release of The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, Disney and Lucas films didn't mess around delivering the general public its first announcement/teaser for The Last Jedi back at the start of 2016. Now, well over a year later, we finally get to see some proper footage from the upcoming movie. 

Many of the key cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature in The Last Jedi including Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren who famously slaughtered his much-loved father in a face to face battle that made for one of the most pivotal scenes in the history of Star Wars.

As ever with new Star Wars releases, the scrip and the story outline is one of Hollywood's most closely guarded secrets and few official details have been released to the public. We do know that the story will pick up where The Force Awakens ended with Rey going off into a mountainous setting to hunt down Luke Skywalker in a bid to train with him and learn his knowledge. 

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Maika Monroe, RJ Cyler And More: Stars To Look Out For In 2017


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Next year will most certainly be an important year for many stars; some actors that have already had their breakthrough roles will move on to other major projects, and other actors who haven't yet had their leading breaks will do so in the next twelve months.

Here are the top movie stars to look out for next year.

1. Maika Monroe - If you remember her from her role as Patricia Whitmore in 'Independence Day: Resurgence', you certainly won't be able to miss her next year. She has seven films coming out in 2017, including 'I'm Not Here' starring J.K. Simmons, 'Felt' with Liam Neeson and 'The Scent of Rain and Lightning' opposite Maggie Grace.

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Harrison Ford Leads 'Star Wars' Cast In Paying Tribute To Carrie Fisher


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The cast of Star Wars have been paying tribute to co-star Carrie Fisher who passed away on Tuesday, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight home from London.

The 60-year-old actress was loved the world over for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise and just last year she had reprised the role in The Force Awakens.

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Has The Title Of The Next 'Star Wars' Instalment Been Accidentally Revealed?


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The title of the next Star Wars instalment, Episode VIII may have been accidentally uncovered.

Website AVS Forum has been doing some detective work and found that Lucasfilm has just applied for a new trademark, which may give a clue about the next movie’s title.

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John Boyega at the BFI London Film Festival premiere of Queen Of Katwe. London, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th October 2016

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From Creed To Concussion: Culturally Diverse Suggestions For 2016 Oscar Nominations


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Academy Award sceptics are expecting another white-washed year, with diversity in Hollywood still not as broad as we need it to be. If you're one of the cynics, you'd be right to think that way, because even going through the ton of blockbusters seen in 2015, only a handful have any actors of colour.

We thought we'd throw a few of our own suggestions into the mix, ahead of the official announcement of this year's Oscar nominations. They're all deserving of a nod, so fingers crossed for each one of these:

Michael B. Jordan in Creed'Creed' landed one Golden Globe win this year

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John Boyega - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Interview


An interview with John Boyega about Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Before landing the role of Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens John Boyega was relatively unknown, he's appeared in Joe Cornish's Brit sci-fi comedy Attack The Block but most of his other work was TV based roles so as a lifelong fan of the movie franchise, this was one hell of a role for John to land. As well as obviously being ecstatic to work with JJ Abrams, John also explains how fantastic it was to be around Harrison Ford 24/7 as well as being able to explore the HUGE Millennium Falcon set.

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Review

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Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the beginning, this 30-years-later sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi is a thrilling adventure. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has managed to capture the tone of the original trilogy while telling a story about young, vibrant new characters whose connection to the overall saga deepens intriguingly as events unfurl.

Over the past three decades, the Empire has regrouped, forming the First Order to crush the Old Republic for good. And the plucky Rebellion hasn't offered much resistance since leader Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) disappeared. The Empire's top henchman Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is searching for him just as diligently as the rebel leader General Leia (Carrie Fisher). But the real action is happening out of their grasp, as disaffected storm trooper Finn (John Boyega) teams up with rebel pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) and then feisty scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) and expressive droid BB-8. Along the way, Han Solo and Chewbacca (Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew) find themselves back in the fray. And everyone is startled when there's a strong stirring in the force.

Abrams beautifully recreates the scruffy, clanky mechanical atmosphere of the original trilogy, infusing scenes with witty banter and John William's soaring score to throw us right back into that familiar galaxy. This includes the saga's main themes: the temptation of power, how true heroism is often accidental, and the tension between parents and children. Combine this with a plot that propels itself with a series of unexpected adventures and battles, all centred on the characters, and the film taps strongly into the teen in all of us.

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JJ Abrams Talks John Boyega Playing A Stormtrooper And Making 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' More Female Friendly


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens director Jj Abrams stopped by ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on Monday to talk about the much anticipated sequel. Speaking to the shock-jock, Abrams discussed criticisms over the casting of black actor John Boyega as a Stormtrooper, while also revealing why fans haven't seen Luke Skywalker in any of the film’s trailers yet.

JJ AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams.

Discussing those who have criticised the film for casting Boyega as a black stormtrooper, Abrams said: 'All I know is John Boyega is extraordinary in the new movie. I think the people who are complaining about that probably have bigger problems than there's a black stormtrooper.’

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John Boyega - Various stars of film and television were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at The Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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John Boyega - Premiere of '24: Live Another Day' held at Old Billingsgate Market - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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John Boyega and Old Billingsgate Sunday 9th December 2012 British Independent Film Awards held at Old Billingsgate - Arrivals

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John Boyega Monday 5th March 2012 The First Light Film Awards 2012 at the BFI on the Southbank

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