John Boyega surprises Star Wars fans

JOHN Boyega surprised 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' fans by showing up at several screening of the new movie.

The 23-year-old actor delighted fans by stopping by a number of showings of the film in New York on Friday.

John took to Instagram to reveal his visits, writing: "Amazing energy from Brooklyn fans! I did random pop ups so they had no idea! Some pop ups before the film and some after the film. Love it! (sic)."

Walt Disney Studios shared some pictures on Twitter and wrote: "'I was in the area...' @JohnBoyega greets fans at the conclusion of Star Wars #TheForceAwakens screenings in NY

"@JohnBoyega surprises fans at Friday screenings of Star Wars #TheForceAwakens in NY. #FinnAwakens.

"The force was strong in Brooklyn tonight as @JohnBoyega surprised fans at a screening of Star Wars #TheForceAwakens (sic)."

John plays new character Finn in the movie, a disenchanted Stormtrooper who joins the resistance.

The latest film in the 'Star Wars' franchise stars veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, along with newcomers John, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.