STAR WARS: John Boyega Appears To Have Made Peace With Finn's Role In The Sequel Trilogy

STAR WARS: John Boyega Appears To Have Made Peace With Finn's Role In The Sequel Trilogy

John Boyega hasn't shied away from making his disappointment known when it comes to how Finn's story was handled in the Star Wars sequels, but it seems the actor has now made peace with those decisions.

By JoshWilding - Mar 20, 2023 08:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: The Times

Heading into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we were led to believe that the movie would tell the story of a former Stormtrooper, Finn, who discovers that he's a Jedi. 

Rey was thought to be Han Solo and Princess Leia's secret daughter, though we suspected she might also be connected to the Force somehow. Ultimately, while both characters wielded a lightsaber in the 2015 movie, it was quickly established that Finn wasn't heading down the same route as his friend. 

The Last Jedi completely wiped away any possibility of Finn being a Jedi, while The Rise of Skywalker saw J.J. Abrams try - and not very well, we might add - to suggest Finn is also Force-sensitive. 

Actor John Boyega has never shied away from sharing his disappointment with the decisions made by Lucasfilm, criticising the fact they put him front and centre on posters, only to pull the rug out from the feet of moviegoers (and presumably him as well). 

However, in an interview with The Times, the actor strongly hinted that he's made peace with his Star Wars past. 

"For me, Star Wars has made the man, in a sense," Boyega said. "The experiences, the fun times, good times, ugly times, bad times, it makes you who you are as you navigate through the industry, and that has definitely been interesting."

"I feel like the arc that J.J. tried to tie up, that’s where I feel comfortable with the release of him," he continued. "Since then, I’ve been able to enjoy, as a fan, The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi. I’m enjoying the balance of all things."

This is quite the contrast to when he previously shared a message with Lucasfilm that said, "Do not bring out a black character, market them to be much more important to the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good." Boyega isn't wrong there and the studio definitely dropped the ball.

Unfortunately, we not banking on him returning for them to make things right as the Finn actor has said on multiple occasions that he's done with the Star Wars franchise. 

We can always hope Boyega changes his mind, though!

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