John Boyega is capping off a strong 2017 with his appearance as Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Boyega appeared alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in the tech-thriller The Circle back in April, and starred in director Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit over the summer. Boyega certainly looks recognizable on-screen, but sounds quite different—Finn speaks with an American accent, even though Boyega is British.
The bright lights are only going to get brighter for Boyega from here: He’s starring in Pacific Rim: Uprising in 2018 alongside former Men’s Fitness cover star Scott Eastwood. Fun connection: Boyega broke out in the 2011 sci-fi/action film Attack the Block, which was directed by Joe Cornish, a friend of Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson—who got Cornish in for a cameo in The Last Jedi alongside these 10 other celebrities.
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