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'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Spoilers: John Boyega Compares Finn To Luke Skywalker And Han Solo

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John Boyega as Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens
(Photo : Disney) Find out what John Boyega had to say about his "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens" character Finn!

"Star Wars" universe newcomer Finn might have been brought up as a Stormtrooper, but according to "Force Awakens" star John Boyega, his character has a lot more in common with the heroes of the original trilogy than the villains.

"Finn is dope," Boyega told GQ during a recent interview. "His story is so epic. It's a story that's never been seen before, but it also mirrors the stories of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. And he's quirky and charismatic and funny. For me, he was the best character in the script."

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Just from what we've seen in the trailers, there's definitely something Skywalkeresque about Finn — he even uses Luke's (Mark Hamill) blue lightsaber in a fight against bad guy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), who appears to be gunning for the title of Darth Vader 2.0 (or at least President of the deceased villain's fan club).

Speaking of the lightsaber, Boyega also talked about what it felt like to get his hands on one — apparently, it wasn't easy.

"They're heavy, those things, and there's a lot of running involved," he said. "I was trained on a high incline treadmill so when it came to it I could sprint around the desert in a leather jacket. They should do a 'Star Wars' weight loss program."

That's actually a genius idea — imagine if gyms offered "Star Wars"-themed classes this winter? Their enrollment would skyrocket.

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Catch up on the latest "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens" news HERE, take a look at the trailer below and check out the film when it hits theaters Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.


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Sep 28, 2015 02:19 PM EDT

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