This morning I shared some vague, broad stroke aspects of the set-up (ie, first 20 minutes or so) of Star Wars Episode VII, stuff that was confirmed to me by multiple sources. It's been fascinating watching the internet take this info and kind of do its own thing and also watching people get all hard scifi on Star Wars. While looking at reactions I've seen that one piece of info that I held back has already been rumored, so I figured it's safe to tell you the most basic nature of John Boyega's character in Episode VII.
Potential spoilers for the truly, truly spoiler sensitive.
As others have said, Boyega plays a storm trooper. A storm trooper who basically deserts and teams up with Daisy Ridley's character.
Before you ask: no, I don't know what this means for the state of the galaxy at the beginning of Episode VII. There are more details I've been told that actually make the state of the galaxy even more confusing to me; I'm hoping to hunt down more specifics in the weeks to come. But in case you're unsure about the information I've been sharing, know this: Boyega as storm trooper is the single most confirmed piece of news I've ever written about in terms of sheer volume of independent sources who agree. All aspects of this Star Wars information has been vetted by multiple people, but the Boyega stuff has been repeated and confirmed to me by so many people now that it's almost comical.
One last thing: a lot of people have found my initial report hard to believe. Me too! That's why I got multiple sources to confirm it before I ran anything. Could they be wrong/spreading disinformation? Anything's possible, but both of these sources have proven to be absolutely impeccable in the past.
One last, last thing: one of my sources tells me that the desert planet in Episode VII is not Tatooine. I guess that in my attempt to be vague in the initial report I didn't make that clear enough. I only have that from one source, though.