When we last left Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he was severely injured and comatose after a brave and lengthy battle with Kylo Ren. However (multiple times) actor John Boyega has always maintained that Episode VIII is not only darker in tone, but contains a bigger role for Finn. According to Dark Horizons, new details have emerged:
After a friendly goodbye kiss from Rey in the last film, Finn is placed in a ‘bacta suit’ and there will be a sequence in which he is cut or removed from the suit and reportedly emerges “in better condition than ever before. After that, he goes on a journey that will make him “a big deal” within the ranks of the Resistance.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).
Star Wars Episode VIII is scheduled to open in December of 2017. In the meantime, we can all look forward to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this December,