Actor John Boyega has expressed his desire to return to the galaxy of Star Wars. The actor who was seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015 was afterward never seen in any of the spinoffs or movies but in 2019 Rise of Spacewalker. He criticized Disney for sidelining roles given to Blacks and just keeping a person of color in the movie for the sake of diversity. Recently he was asked about his experience with star wars and he confesses to returning home.
Side Lining Characters In Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
Back in time, John Boyega commented upon the treatment of Black people in Star Wars and how Disney treated their characters for the sake of diversity. He said that even though the characters played by the black actors have some significance still they sideline their character so that white actors shine in the spotlight. Later he acknowledged that it was long back but would be privileged to do another movie with them .
“That was a few years ago, so they were the subject of that particular project,” Boyega recently told in an interview that was conducted before the actors strike. “But I’m open to all characters and scripts that are enjoyable, have a great cast attached and a terrific director. So yeah, I’m open to all opportunities.”- according to TechRadar.
John Boyega’s Finn secondary character in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in an interview ‘They Cloned Tyrone‘ star said that his character Stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn had a prominent role in Force Awakes but was removed in Rise of Skywalker. He said- “You get yourself involved in projects and you’re not necessarily going to like everything, [But] 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.”
In his interview with The Times of London, he was happy that he was a part of the franchise and shared some good memories with actors. He felt comfortable in his character Finn and would be obliged to be a part again.