Star Wars 8: How Finn will recover from his lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren

*Minor spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VIII follow*

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Star Wars: Episode VIII is still over a year away but that hasn't stopped fans from trying to discover nuggets of information about what to expect.

One such thing has been explained - just how Finn (John Boyega) recovers after his climactic lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in The Force Awakens.

These aren't drastic spoilers, as it's been known Boyega is returning for the new Star Wars adventure for some time now, but if you wish to be completely in the dark, avoid the below.

According to, Finn is placed in a bubble suit (apparently called a 'bacta suit') designed to heal his injuries. There is said to be a sequence where the character is removed from the suit in full health ready to embark on a journey that'll no doubt see him find Rey, R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker.

Oscar Isaac, whose character Poe Dameron first appeared in JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens, has described Rian Johnson's follow-up as "an independent film." Additionally, Driver - who'll be returning as Ren - claimed the upcoming film was similar to George Lucas' original sequel The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Episode VIII will be released December 2018 and will see new cast additions including Laura Dern and Warwick Davis. The first of three prequel spin-offs, Rogue One, will arrive in cinemas 16 December.