John Boyega has revealed new details regarding the state of the Resistance when we pick up with the sequel trilogy’s heroes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Lucasfilm made a big splash at Disney’s D23 biennial expo last weekend, offering a new look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which took the internet by storm with the reveal of Daisy Ridley’s Rey wielding a double-bladed red lightsaber. The new look at Episode IX also showed off the heroes of the Resistance including John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. And we even got a glimpse at the Resistance’s new fleet of X-Wings, A-Wings, B-Wings, and Y-Wings after the paramilitary force was all but wiped out in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
While the Resistance appears to have gotten itself back on its feet in time for its last stand against the First Order, John Boyega — better known as ex-Stormtrooper turned Resistance fighter Finn to Star Wars fans — revealed that it’s not going to get any easier for the heroes of the Star Wars universe when he explained to Yahoo the state the Resistance is in when the story picks back up in The Rise of Skywalker one year after Episode VIII:
“The Resistance are broke, they don’t have weapons. Not a lot of allies. You know how they were left after Last Jedi. It’s not a great situation. … Darkness, for the first time in a long time, has taken like 10 million leaps forward.”
John Boyega went on to tease just how challenging that dark threat will be for Rey, Finn, and Poe as they struggle with their own inner demons in the face of the First Order and possibly Emperor Palpatine himself:
“And for us to deal with that as Resistance heroes is a bit of madness. And there’s conflict between us, between ourselves, figuring out our past. And all of that is just approached in a magnificent way and I can’t wait for it.”
So what do you think about John Boyega’s comments? Are you excited to see John Boyega’s Finn return as a full-fledged member of the Resistance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Let us know in the comments below!
Full plot details for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are currently under wraps, though the film is set to conclude the Skywalker saga before the franchise takes a three-year hiatus from theaters.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.