Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
The biggest moment for John Boyega’s character Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi was when he pilots his ski speeder on what amounts to a suicide run against the First Order’s laser siege cannon on Crait. While Finn’s would-be self-sacrifice was ultimately thwarted by Rose Tico, some fans have wondered if there was ever a version where Finn actually died.
According to Boyega himself, who I chatted with on the phone this week, there was no version of the film or the script he read where Finn actually died in the end.
Finn was ultimately saved by Kelly Marie Tran’s character Rose Tico, who surprised her new friend with a quick kiss after saving his life. While Boyega was fine with discussing Finn not dying, he refused to speak about what his character’s feelings are toward Rose.
“That is a spoiler and a half!,” Boyega said. “It’s a spoiler because there’s never anything established about how he feels but I’m sure you’ll find that out in Episode IX.”
For more from my interview with John Boyega, check out what surprised him about Finn’s showdown with Captain Phasma and how Pacific Rim 3 will switch things up.