Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker makes Finn less 'goofy' than Last Jedi

CNET | 11/19/2019 | Staff
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It's only a month until Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concludes the latest trilogy. One person who's happy about that is John Boyega, who says he's done with the fooling around of previous movie The Last Jedi.

"I definitely wanted more after Episode VIII," Boyega says in a new Entertainment Weekly interview about the forthcoming Star Wars Episode IX, which opens worldwide Dec. 20. He says his character, former stormtrooper Finn, will be more than just a "comedic goofy dude who never gets stuff done."

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Fans were divided about The Last Jedi's irreverently comic tone, but it seems that Finn will get serious in Rise of Skywalker.

New shots from the film include Finn hanging out with new character Jannah, (Naomi Ackie) who was glimpsed in a recent trailer riding a space horse. And there's an image of Rey (Daisy Ridley) facing what appears to be a training drone similar to one used by Luke Skywalker in the very first Star Wars film.

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Another shot from the film sees Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) take the pilot's chair of the famed Millennium Falcon. And he looks a little ... shocked? Startled? Stunned? Who knows what Poe, Chewbacca and Finn are seeing in front of the Falcon.

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