Star Wars: The Force Awakens: John Boyega surprises fans at London cinemas, confirms Episode 8 to start filming 'in a few weeks'

'The movie is yours now and I really hope you enjoyed it'

John Boyega is embracing his new found fame with style, taking famous actors (Harrison Ford) out for food in Peckham and taking his friends to the UK premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The actor has begun going to screenings of the latest film, surprising fans by walking into cinemas unannounced and speaking to them about the film.

His latest venture took place late Sunday night, as the 23-year-old strolled into the screening just as the credits rolled, introducing himself by saying: "It's an alright film, innit?” Watch above.

Boyega also spoke about appearing in Episode VIII, revealing that filming the sequel would begin in a few weeks time in London.

He told the audience: “I have been doing some pop-ups at several different cinemas all over London and I definitely had to come to Brixton since I'm from down the road in Peckham.

“So I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting this movie.

“The movie is yours now and I really hope you enjoyed it and we are so happy to be starting on Episode VIII in a few weeks in London and it is going to be fun. Hope to see you there again. May the force be with you, always.” 

The actor also surprised people just watching the trailer, posting a video onto his Twitter in which a fan calls her Dad saying: “It’s the Star Wars dude, it’s the Star Wars dude!”

Boyega also surprised fans in LA recently, meeting fans after screenings of the film to similar rapturous applause from fans. 

In other Star Wars news, various fan theories have been circulating about the character Kylo Ren, and how much Harrison Ford got paid for the film has been revealed. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in cinemas now.