John Boyega talks Carrie Fisher, calls ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ an “epic dark story”


(NEW YORK) — He’s not allowed to dish much, but Star Wars actor John Boyega did reveal some Last Jedi secrets in his latest interview with Variety.

The actor, who plays stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn, told the magazine that even though they dispatched with The First Order’s Starkiller Base in 2015’s The Force Awakens, things aren’t looking good for fighter pilot Poe Dameron, General Leia and company.

“The Resistance isn’t in the best condition,” he said. “Things are shaky.”

Boyega added that the movie will center on various characters deciding which side they’re on.

“It’s an epic dark story,” Boyega told Variety. “At the same time it’s still fun. It’s still Star Wars.”

The Last Jedi also will be the late Carrie Fisher‘s last Star Wars film. Boyega told ABC News’s Popcorn with Peter Travers earlier this month that the movie sends Leia off in “an amazing way.”  He also said he has quite a few scenes with the iconic princess-turned-general.

In the new interview with Variety, Boyega adds, “Carrie Fisher means freedom. She influenced people to be authentic and say what you want, however you want. I’ll miss her energy. You were always going to hear Carrie Fisher somewhere saying something that she has no business saying, that makes everybody laugh.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens nationwide from Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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