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John Boyega now OPEN to a Star Wars return despite previous frustrations
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John Boyega now OPEN to a Star Wars return despite previous frustrations

John Boyega now OPEN to a Star Wars return despite previous frustrations
Photo: © ANP

John Boyega says he is open to returning to the Star Wars franchise despite previously airing frustrations at how his character was treated.

The British actor was a major character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens but was relegated to a supporting player in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

During the production on all three movies, Boyega was targeted with racist abuse from faceless online trolls. He has spoken previously about how disappointed it was that Disney kept quiet with a lack of support during that time.

When asked a couple of years ago if he would return as Finn, he replied: "At this point I'm cool off it. I'm good off it…and I think, I think Finn is at a good confirmation point where you can just enjoy him in other things, the games, the animation.

"But I feel like, yeah, seven to nine was good for me."

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However, Boyega has started to warm to the idea of returning as Finn as long as the circumstances were right.

"That was a few years ago, so they were the subject of that particular project," he told TechRadar.

"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."

Boyega not joining the MCU

Last year speculation gathered online that Boyega had held talks with Marvel about joining the MCU. But, he says joining that franchise isn't in his current plans.

“That’s not in the vision for me now,” he told Men's Health.

“I want to do nuanced things. . . . I want to donate my services to original indie films that come with new, fresh ideas, because I know it’s real hard to top Iron Man in that universe.”

In 2022, Boyega appeared in Breaking and The Woman King.

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