John Boyega On Returning To ‘Star Wars’ One Day: ‘I’m Good’

Booked, busy and fortunately earthbound in the interim, John Boyega has no plans to return to a galaxy far, far-off any time quickly.

The actor, whose position as Finn within the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy rocket-boosted him to superstardom, has soured on the blockbuster franchise ― and for good purpose given the years he spent coping with racist trolls who relentlessly harassed him on-line.

“At this point I’m cool off it. I’m good off it,” Boyega stated throughout a current look on SiriusXM’s “Tell Me Everything With John Fugelsang” present. “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 ‘[Episode] VII’ to ‘[Episode] IX’ was good for me.”

The star is as a substitute looking for “versatility” relating to his roles in movies, which embody the not too long ago launched drama “Breaking” and the upcoming historic epic “The Woman King.”

“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,” he added.

However Boyega isn’t holding on to resentment, sharing he’s at “peace” given how Disney not too long ago dealt with the racist backlash towards actor Moses Ingram over her position in “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

“It doesn’t make me feel bitter at all. It makes me feel like sometimes you are that guy, and my dad taught me that. Sometimes you’re not the guy to get the blessing and sometimes you are Moses,” he defined. “You lead the people to the mountain, but you see the destination. You don’t get to go in, you get others to go in. And that’s where you get your happiness from.”

“Moses Ingram being protected makes me feel protected. It makes me feel like, ‘OK, cool. I am not the elephant in the room,’” the actor continued, noting that, when he first joined the franchise, the studio was “silent” in conversations about race.

Ewan McGregor, the star and government producer of the current Disney+ collection, forcefully condemned the racist on-line assaults directed at Ingram, which he stated “broke my heart” and “sickened me to my stomach.”

For Boyega, McGregor’s response and Disney’s response at massive “fulfills my time where I didn’t get support.”

“For me to see other people accepted, and then at the same time to see that the studios now are like, ‘OK, cool. This is not an elephant in the room conversation. We need to support our Black client.’ It’s fantastic,” he stated.

After his remaining efficiency within the trilogy’s polarizing conclusion, “The Rise of Skywalker,” Boyega candidly shared his frustrations in regards to the remedy of his character in a 2020 GQ interview. The British actor stated he wasn’t “exposing anything” by plainly stating that Finn was “pushed aside,” whereas the white characters performed by Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver got all of the “nuance.”

“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,” he advised the outlet. “It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up.”