Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a knock off of New Hope, and now it seems Episode VIII will stick with the pattern – similar to Empire Strikes Back – as it’s learned the next new Star Wars film will be darker.
Vogue caught up with John Boyega, who plays Finn.
We should say “spoiler alert” before this question, but is it a relief to finally be able to talk more openly about Star Wars: The Force Awakens – you’ve had months of interviews where you’ve had to be very secretive? Did you even tell your friends and family what happens?
“Yes, at last! Han Solo dies, OK? He dies. Phew. It feels good. But now, we just starting work on Star Wars VIII, the next film, so I’m back to keeping secrets again.”
Your co-star Daisy Ridley has already praised how good the script is.
“It’s great. Much darker, but we’re very excited.”
Star Wars: Episode VIII has a May 26, 2017 release directed by Rian Johnson.