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Why Did John Boyega Wear Only One Glove to the Star Wars Premiere?

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John Boyega hit the red carpet of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in L.A. on Monday, December 14. While the franchise newcomer looked sleek in a custom burgundy Versace tuxedo with black satin shawl lapels, one accessory had Us confused.

John Boyega
John Boyega attends the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Boyega, 23, chose to wear a single black leather glove on his right hand to the event that brought out fellow stars Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill.

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Was the actor, who plays Stormtrooper-turned-rebel Finn, foreshadowing a disastrous turn of events in the sequel? Turns out, Boyega confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that he wore just-the-one glove as a nod to Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, whose hand was chopped off by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. In the next movie, Return of the Jedi, Skywalker wears a similar black glove over his robotic hand. 

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Mark Hamill

His admission didn’t stop Twitter from freaking out about the possible clue Boyega might have been sharing. 

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