John Boyega gets a lightsaber in new The Force Awakens footage

John Boyega gets a lightsaber in new The Force Awakens footage

Teasing Episode VII on Instagram, J.J. Abrams and the Star Wars team dropped about 15 seconds of footage, including a new shot of Daisy Ridley as Rey with her ball droid BB-8. The most exciting part of the new footage, however, is John Boyega with a lightsaber.

We’re kidding. That’s John in Attack the Block, which is an absolute must-see before The Force Awakens opens in theatres on December 18.

Okay, here’s the video:

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The footage hints at a lightsaber duel between Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Boyega, which we cannot wait to see. But doesn't that lightsaber look incredibly familiar? Is that Anakin's lightsaber? He could have easily gotten it from Luke or Leia, as it is more than likely the lightsaber in the second teaser trailer for the new film. When John Boyega was cast as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we had hoped and hoped and hoped that he’d be a Jedi – and now that actually might be happening. 

Watch John and his Star Wars co-stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and Lupita Nyong'o talk mo-cap, friendship, and adding to the legacy of the franchise from a galaxy far, far away: 


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