Despite the bad treatment of his character during the postology Star Warsthis actor could finally return, but posed some conditions.
It’s no secret to absolutely no one: postology Star Wars is far from having unanimous support, even with its cast. Daisy Ridley, the interpreter of Rey, for example, has long expressed her disagreement with the romance between her character and Kylo Ren, camped by Adam Driver. Conversely, Oscar Isaac for his part regretted that the relationship between Poe and Finn did not give rise to a love story.
But the actor to have expressed his dissatisfaction the most is John Boyega. Also, this one very publicly affirmed – rightly, one will add – that his character had been forgotten from the trilogy Star Wars. And if Boyega has since announced that he has his peace with Disney films, it remains obvious that the three films did not necessarily leave him with the best of memories. And yet.
In search of lost development
rebellions are built on hope
The news surprised many, but a sequel to postology has indeed been commissioned by Disney and LucasFilm. A Star Wars 10 would therefore be currently in development under the leadership of Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders), and should revolve around the character of Rey and the reconstruction of the Jedi order. Inevitably, the question of potential returns on the occasion of this new opus arose, and Boyega was no exception. Asked by TechRadar As for his reprising the role despite his many criticisms of the franchise, the latter replied:
“This all happened years ago; these comments were about these particular projects. But I’m open to all characters and scenarios as long as they’re good, attached to a cool cast, and a great director. So yeah, I’m open to all opportunities.”
“A cool cast”
The mention of good characters and scenarios is not trivial. It is common knowledge that the actor simultaneously felt frustrated and disappointed with Finn’s treatment throughout all three films. Introduced as a key character from The force awakens in 2015, the former First Order Stormtrooper was quickly relegated to the background and was no more than a vague afterthought in the script at the end of The Rise of Skywalker in 2019.
In 2020, Boyega also denounced the racism of the fans, but also of the entire Hollywood industry, which had gradually impacted the evolution of his character. If nevertheless, there is a return, it would not be impossible that his character himself became a Jedi in the fifteen years separating the intrigues of Star Wars 9 And 10 – so he could play a key role alongside Rey and her new Jedi Empire. To have.