John Boyega – Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Members

John BoyegaWho is John Boyega? For starters, he appeared in a British film called Attack the Block, which has become something of a cult classic since its’ release.

His performance in a film called Imperial Dreams was a standout at the 2014 Sundance festival. He’s also appearing in Fox’s 24: Live Another Day. Rumors place him in the role of a Jedi Knight, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Update: December 11, 2014… He’s playing a character called Finn, who is a Stormtrooper.

2014 Sundance Film Festival - John Boyega, portraits