Hello everyone, your friendly neighborhood Professor Hulk here. I’m about to drop some knowledge on some exciting stuff going on in the film and TV world. Last week we shared with you details of a live-action Red Hood HBO Max film; this week, we’re talking about Star Wars and Finn.

John Boyega; Finn; Finn's Identity Crisis
Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX.

This week we can share that it appears John Boyega‘s Finn may be getting an upcoming Disney+ series. It had previously been announced that J.D. Dillard (Sleight) and Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD) were working on a Star Wars film. According to multiple inside sources, that movie concept is now being repurposed as a series. J.D. Dillard and Matt Owens are still attached and have since re-tooled the movie to now be a longer form Disney+ series focusing on Finn.

More Details On The Finn Series From Disney

Plot details are light but we we’re told that John Boyega will return as Finn. the series would explore his back story, including how he came to be in the First Order. It would also show where the character is going in a post-Rise Of Skywalker world. The plot in the future will have ties and share a villain with his past; although no further info is available at this time. This series could be a replacement for the Rangers of the Republic series that’s gone by the wayside.


There’s no word if Daisy Ridley or Oscar Isaac are being sought to reprise their roles. But… Boyega returning isn’t that big of a surprise. The story comes on the heels of the actor recently acknowledging that he’d be open to a return to Star Wars. That wasn’t the first time he talked about reprising the Finn character, either. The topic came up last fall, too. We’ll keep you up to date as this story progresses.

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