In The Force Awakens, John Boyega stole a hefty amount of hearts as FN-2187, more commonly known as Finn. Finn will undoubtedly be present in the new film, a fact Boyega reiterated more than a few times during the Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration 2017, but he looks to be in a compromising state and has a difficult choice to make: Will he embrace his rebellious side and join the Resistance, or will he continue hiding from his Stromtrooper roots?
"Finn definitely stood up for himself at the end of The Force Awakens," Boyega said of his character's determination and where it might lead him in Episode VIII. "[And] in The Last Jedi, it's a test for all the characters, but specifically for Finn. He wants to find his place now." What is this ominous test, and what will Finn have to do to finally belong? As Boyega explained, the former First Order fighter may finally make the once-and-for-all choice between light and dark in The Last Jedi. Boyega proposed, "Is he going to be part of the Resistance, or will he keep running from the First Order?"
The teaser trailer only clouds our judgement more. We're only granted a short glimpse of Finn, where he's shown presumably unconscious in what appears to be a bacta tank. (Perhaps a reference to Luke's recovery chamber in The Empire Strikes Back?) Of course, Finn is encapsulated as he recovers from the injuries he sustained in The Force Awakens. Based on what little evidence we have to go by, Finn will make his life-changing decision once he's back on his feet. Finn choosing light or dark is a coin-flip calculation, but let's just hope that of the two roads he faces, he chooses the one less traveled by.