When it comes to the beautiful monster that is the Star Wars universe, spoilers or anything that could even be remotely construed as a spoiler are a big no-no. John Boyega has seemingly learned this the hard way following a brief Twitter freakout over an innocuous tweet that didn’t have anything to do with the galaxy far, far away.
Boyega, who portrays Finn in the newest Star Wars trilogy, tweeted out an intriguing prospect involving himself stepping into the shoes of an unnamed villain in what could be a reference to an upcoming mysterious yet unnamed film:
Some believed the above post was a startling revelation made about his character for The Last Jedi. Certain fans believed this was the official introduction of “Finn Ren,” while others implored that the tweet was in no way related to Finn:
Boyega then assured fans that the tweet certainly was not Star Wars related because, let’s face it, every single person who knows anything about the upcoming films will keep their lips sealed for fear of facing the wrath of Disney. Even Game Of Thrones star and spoiler-keeping veteran Emilia Clarke, who is set to star in the untitled Han Solo anthology film, revealed she’s more nervous talking about Star Wars than her ridiculously popular HBO series.
Mark Hamill’s response to the brief hysteria is truly the cherry on top of this bizarre situation, with Luke Skywalker’s alter ego teasing fans with a potential Finn/Luke relationship:
… And thus, we’re all left to utilize our best dog GIFs to properly express our feelings on the matter. Yep, you can always count on Mark Hamill to deliver a witty quip for whatever occasion arises.
Although Boyega has been in the thick of all things Star Wars for a few years now, he may still be adjusting to the fanatical side that seems to plague many fandoms, this one in particular. Fans have been waiting impatiently to see Boyega reprise his role in The Last Jedi, set for release on December 15. Until then, he has been attached to a number of projects since The Force Awakens, including this year’s The Circle starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, the Netflix original Imperial Dreams, and the upcoming sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising.
You can catch Boyega next in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, co-starring Will Poulter, Samira Wiley, Jacob Latimore and Anthony Mackie, set for release on August 4. Check out the trailer below!
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