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John Boyega Reveals Why He Won’t Be Returning to the Star Wars Franchise

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After playing Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, John Boyega became an international breakout star. But the actor, who stars in upcoming films “The Woman King,” and “Breaking”, doesn’t have much interest in returning to the Star Wars Franchise.

“At this point I’m cool off it. I’m good off it,” Boyega said on SiriusXM’s “Tell Me Everything With John Fugelsang.” “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.”

“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,” John Boyega added.

John Boyega also discussed his experience facing racism in the “Star Wars” fandom, an issue that Moses Ingram dealt with earlier in 2022. Obi-Wan himself, Disney and Ewan McGregor came to Ingram’s defence and publicly decried the racist backlash she was receiving.

“Moses Ingram being protected makes me feel protected. Do you understand what I’m saying? It makes me feel like, ‘Okay, cool. I am not the elephant in the room.’ Because when I started, it wasn’t really a conversation you could bring up,” Boyega said. “You know how they went through it. It was kind of like, let’s just be silent. It wasn’t a conversation you could bring up. But now to see how blatant it is, to see Ewan McGregor come and support… for me, [it] fulfills my time where I didn’t get the support.”

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