In a candid new interview, John Boyega has opened up in regards to the Star Wars franchise for the primary time since The Rise of Skywalker arrived in cinemas, the actor explaining how Finn was sidelined and in addition backing director J.J. Abrams.
“Everybody needs to leave my boy alone,” Boyega informed GQ of the response to Abrams, who was closely criticised for the way in which he handled Episode 9. “He wasn’t even supposed to come back and try to save your shit.”
“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,” Boyega stated.
“Like, you guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley, you knew what to do with Adam Driver,” he continued. “You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know fuck all. So what do you want me to say? What they want you to say is, ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ … 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.”
Boyega has beforehand spoken about his unhappiness with how The Final Jedi transpired. “I didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that,” he stated of the Rian Johnson-directed film. “It was hard for all of us, because we were separated,” he continued, referring to Ridley’s Rey spending the vast majority of the film with Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker whereas he and newcomer Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) headed off to the on line casino planet of Canto Bight in a separate arc.
Boyega, recent off his impassioned speech throughout a Black Lives Matter protest, is subsequent set to look in Netflix thriller Insurgent Ridge.