AceShowbiz - John Boyega is seemingly done with "Star Wars" franchise. The British actor, who rises to international stardom after playing Finn in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy, reveals in a new interview that he isn't interested in returning to the galactic franchise.
"At this point I'm cool off it. I'm good off it," Boyega shared during his appearance 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."
The "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star continued, "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."
During the interview, the "Pacific Rim Uprising" star also touched the topic of facing racism in the "Star Wars" fandom, something that actress Moses Ingram dealt with earlier this year after making her franchise debut on "Obi-Wan Kenobi" as the villainous Inquisitor Reva. In response to the racist criticism, Ewan McGregor and Disney defended her and called out toxic fans.
"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 explained. "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."
"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, you know, you lead the people to the mountain, but you see the destination," he added.
He went on to say, "You don't get to go in, you get others to go in. And that's where you get your happiness from. And for me to see other people accepted, and then at the same time to see that the studios now are like, 'Okay, cool. This is not an elephant in the room conversation. We need to support our black client.' It's fantastic."