The Last Jedi was just released digitally and Star Wars fans have been going through the bonus material, looking for any clues about J.J. Abrams' Star Wars 9. Rian Johnson's movie has already come and gone, and it's time to start speculating about what we're all going to see in the final movie of the new trilogy. Finn actor John Boyega has been out promoting Pacific Rim: Uprising, but Star Wars questions tend to come up and now the actor has shared what he knows about Star Wars 9.
When asked about the status of Star Wars 9, John Boyega confirmed that he meets up with the rest of the cast and crew, who are reuniting with director J.J. Abrams, in July. He said, "I don't know a thing, but I know I start filming in July." While Boyega claims to not know anything about the story, he did reveal that Abrams is putting the finishing touches on the script, saying, "They're prepping and planning. J.J. has a script, but I just haven't read it yet."
Additionally, John Boyega talked about the security measures that Lucasfilm has in place to prevent leaks from occurring. We've heard about these precautions before, but it was in the form of password protected iPads. However, Boyega says, "You have to go to a room where the script is... I can't lie, sometimes you get to bring it back home." Those are some pretty intense methods, but it makes perfect sense in the world of Star Wars, especially in the digital age. Even if an actor is allowed to bring home the script for Star Wars 9, it's only going to be a few pages and probably doesn't make a lot of sense to an outsider looking in.
Finn was finally reunited with Rey by the end of The Last Jedi, but a lot has changed since they first met. It will be interesting to see which way J.J. Abrams has gone with the Finn character and Rose Tico. Fans originally thought there was going to be a Rey and Finn romance, but that was definitely not the case this time around. The relationship between Finn and Rose will have to be addressed at some point in Star Wars 9, but it could end up getting cut in half like Snoke by the end.
As for the rest of Star Wars 9, we're more than likely going to see a lot more of Rey and the results of her new Jedi knowledge as well as how J.J. Abrams decides to take handle the Leia Organa character. Fans have been hoping for a peek into Snoke's backstory, which was described in little flashes in The Last Jedi novelization but could end up as a part of a storyline in Star Wars 9. You can read the rest of the interview with John Boyega and his thoughts on Star Wars 9 over at Digital Spy.