Actor John Boyega has said he’s “open to com[ing] back” to work on future Star Wars projects, according to comments made in a video posted online. This represents a potential softening on previous, also semi-recent, comments from the actor critical of the franchise and its handling of his character Finn’s arc due to his race.
“Whichever way, I am open to the conversation as long as it is Kathleen [Kennedy], JJ [Abrams], and maybe someone else and the team, it’s a no-brainer,” he said in a short video clip you can see below.
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That Boyega referenced Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, by name is both surprising and telling of how conversations behind the scenes may have progressed around Boyega’s frustrations with Star Wars. In the time between the comments mentioned above, Boyega had also alluded to there being conversations at some point with an unnamed high-level Disney executive specifically about his frustrations. At the time, it sounded like Boyega’s concern was about making conditions better for other actors down the road–but, as it turns out now, Boyega has apparently remained open to another collaboration.
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