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John Boyega Says ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Will Be ‘Much Darker’

While the rest of the world is still losing its collective mind over “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the stars of the movie are already focused on the next installment.

John Boyega, who plays rogue stormtrooper Finn, spoke with British Vogue about “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” When asked about the script, Boyega said it was “great” and “much darker” than “Episode VII” was. He also said the next installment in the franchise would be more physically taxing for Finn.

“My part in the next film will be much more physical, so I might be in the gym a bit more,” Boyega said in the interview.

Boyega isn’t the only star who has spoken highly of Rian Johnson’s script. Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, told Variety she thinks “it’s very good.” Greg Grunberg, who plays pilot Snap Wexley, said he spoke with his lifelong friend and “Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams about the next film’s quality.

“He read it and said something he never, ever says,” Grunberg said. “He said, ‘It’s so good, I wish I were making it.'”

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” doesn’t bow until May 26, 2017, but fans already rabid for more don’t have to wait until then for another film in the “Star Wars” universe. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” comes to theaters Dec. 16, 2016.

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