Why Was John Boyega Wearing One Glove at the 'Star Wars' Premiere? We Have the Answer!

by Zach Seemayer 11:27 PM PST, December 14, 2015
Playing Why Was John Boyega Wearing One Glove at the 'Star Wars' Premiere? We Have the Answer!

John Boyega made a bold fashion choice -- and kicked movie conspiracy theorists into overdrive -- when he wore a black leather glove on his right hand while walking the red carpet at the star-studded premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Hollywood on Monday.

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Boyega spoke with ET on the red carpet, where he said he was overjoyed for the movie to finally be coming out.

"I’ve been waiting for this for two years!" Boyega said. "To be at a point where we’ve auditioned and filmed and release this thing into the world, I feel fantastic."

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The 23-year-old actor said he was glad the build-up and the secrecy surrounding the movie was finally coming to an end, and he looked forward to having conversations about the film with his friends and fans.

"Now I can just be like, 'Remember the scene when…' and we can all have a conversation now. I’m getting ready," he said.

Although it looks like he's still stirring up wild fan speculation in the last days before the movie hits the big screen.

Boyega, who plays Stormtrooper-turned-rebel Finn in the long-awaited sci-fi epic, dressed to the nines for the massive premiere in a custom purple Versace tuxedo, but it was hard to ignore the ominous black glove.

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Boyega drew attention to the fashion accessory by posing in the most menacing way possible. He looks like he's pretending to Force choke the photographers.

Actually, Boyega confirmed to ET that the glove is in fact a reference to Luke Skywalker, who famously had his hand chopped off by (*35-year-old spoilers ahead*) his father Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. In Return of the Jedi, Skywalker wears a similar black glove over his prosthetic robotic hand.


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Although it's hard to ignore the similarity between Boyega's red carpet pose and Kylo Ren's villainous Force gesture from the Star Wars trailer.

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Fans have been flipping out on Twitter over what Boyega's single glove could possibly mean, and if it's a clue relating to his character.

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Although other fans have pointed out that it's possible he's is just messing with Star Wars fanatics and giving them ammunition for their wild fan theories.

Whatever reason Boyega had to whip online commenters into a frenzy, fans will be able to find out Finn's fate in just a few days when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters Friday.

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