John Boyega is a 29-year-old British-Nigerian actor with over 2.3 million followers on Instagram. After reaching major success in 2011’s horror-comedy “Attack the Block,” he became a household name as Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy.
Although the “Pacific Rim: Uprising” actor has previously expressed that he is done with the franchise after alleging racism on behalf of his character, it appears he might have changed his mind.
Although Boyega initially held equally billing with Daisy Ridley‘s Rey in “The Force Awakens,” the second film seemed to push Boyega to the sidelines, and in the third film, he was hardly featured at all.
After the final film was released, Boyega pushed back hard against the treatment of his character, saying, “What I would say to Disney is do not bring out a black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are, and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up.”
He continued, “What they want you to say is, ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ Nah, nah, nah. I’ll take that deal when it’s a great experience. They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let’s be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I’m not exposing anything.”
Although many fans hold Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams responsible for the disappointing end to the Skywalker Saga, it appears that Boyega isn’t keen to return without them.
“Whichever way, I am open to the conversation as long as it is Kathleen, J.J., and maybe someone else and the team, it’s a no-brainer,” he said.
Voice Over Work
Although Boyega previously scoffed at the idea of appearing in a Disney+ series by saying “You ain’t going to Disney plus me” in a 2019 interview, it appears that he might be interested in joining the franchise again as an animated character.
After outing himself as a fan of “The Mandalorian,” Boyega said, “Lucasfilm is doing very well with the TV shows. An animated show would be dope. We could do it from home.”
Will Finn Return?
Although Finn may not have been revealed as Force-sensitive on the big screen, plenty of fans felt that reducing his role in each film did a huge disservice to an interesting character, and would love to see him reprise his role and bring more depth to the first ex-Stormtrooper in the franchise.
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