John Boyega Talks ‘Star Wars’ and Future Plans

John Boyega

John Boyega is making it clear. He doesn’t have plans to return to the Star Wars franchise.

The 30-year-old actor, who plays Finn in the sequel trilogy of the epic sci-fi franchise, is confirming that he has little interest in returning for more. 

“At this point I’m cool off it. I’m good off it. I think Finn is a good confirmation point where you can just enjoy him in other things, the games, the animation. But I feel like ‘(Episode) VII’ to ‘(Episode) IX’ was good for me.” Boyega tells SiriusXM.

John Boyega has appeared in a number of projects since his Star Wars films concluded. And his goal is to become a more “versatile” actor.

“To be fair, (with) the allies that I’ve found within Joel Taylor and Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, Viola Davis, all these people I’ve been working with… versatility is my path.” Boyega adds.

It’s not an uncommon occurrence to see an actor want to take on more serious roles after appearing in a major TV or film franchise. They don’t want to get typecast into just one type of role. So Boyega’s statements here shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans.

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John Boyega praises Disney for its response to racial abuse

John Boyega has previously criticized Disney for sidelining his character in the movies. However, he praises the company for its response to the racist abuse directed at Moses Ingram, who starred in the spin-off series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

“Moses Ingram being protected makes me feel protected. Do you understand what I’m saying? It makes me feel like, ‘Okay, cool. I am not the elephant in the room.’ Because when I started, it wasn’t really a conversation you could bring up.” Boyega says.

“You know how they went through it. It was kind of like, let’s just be silent. It wasn’t a conversation you could bring up. But now to see how blatant it is, to see Ewan McGregor come and support… for me, (it) fulfills my time where I didn’t get the support.” he adds.


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