John Boyega has shared a look at Finn’s new blaster in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While most of the narrative weight of Star Wars: The Force Awakens landed on the shoulders of Daisy Ridley’s Rey as she discovered her Force sensitivity and natural ability with a lightsaber, Boyega’s Finn also proved his worth as a stormtrooper who turned on the evil First Order to join the Rey and the rest of the Resistance. Fans have long wondered what sort of role Finn would occupy in the upcoming The Last Jed (Boyega himself has hinted that his character will be a “big deal” thanks to his battle with Kylo Ren) and, more importantly perhaps, how his character would evolve.
After inheriting Poe Dameron’s awesome jacket in The Force Awakens, it looks like Finn will get a cool sidearm in The Last Jedi. A video of the new blaster was posted on Boyega’s official Instagram, and shows what is presumably Boyega himself pulling the trigger on the prototype weapon. Boyega, who claims to be an avid Star Wars toy collector since before his casting as Finn, captioned the video with a thanks to writer and director Rian Johnson for Finn’s blaster.
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