‘Star Wars’ Fans Shouldn’t Be Surprised John Boyega Is Done With the Saga

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker leaves fans with arguably more questions than it answers. The movie serves as the finale of the nine-part Skywalker saga. Yet, it leaves a lot of subplots and character arcs unresolved by the end. Making matters worse, Lucasfilm hasn’t revealed any details about the next Star Wars movie.

Since The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters, the rumor mill has taken over. Considering how much of the character’s potential was left unexplored, many fans hoped John Boyega would return. Some reports even claimed Boyega’s Finn would develop Force abilities, as the final movie teased. But judging by Boyega’s recent comments, that doesn’t seem likely.

John Boyega at the EE British Academy Film Awards
John Boyega at the EE British Academy Film Awards | Wiktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto

The ‘Star Wars’ sequel trilogy has divided everyone, including its cast

Some fans rejoiced at the news of a new Star Wars trilogy once Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012. But the tide turned fairly quickly against the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Writer-director Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi in particular divided fans, even as critics mostly praised the movie.

The muddled story of The Rise of Skywalker only further complicated the saga’s standing among fans. And behind the scenes, the sequel trilogy was equally as troublesome. More and more, the principal actors let slip their dissatisfaction with the material.

Some, like Oscar Isaac, flat-out proclaimed they were done with Star Wars right after they completed their contracts. Daisy Ridley has been a bit more cagey about her potential with the saga. And Boyega has typically fallen somewhere in the middle. Until now, that is.

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John Boyega recently set the record straight about his future in the saga

Boyega has previously said he wasn’t interested in returning as Finn for a Disney+ series. But he had largely fallen short of declaring he was finished with the Star Wars saga. But in a recent Instagram post, he made it clear he has no intention of appearing in any upcoming projects.

In a recent Instagram post, Boyega responded to fan speculation about his Star Wars future. The actor rejected the suggestion Finn would return wielding a lightsaber in the next movie. Moreover, Boyega revealed he has “moved on” from the saga, later on revealing he has “more to offer” than “playing one role for too long.”

Certain corners of the internet exploded at Boyega’s candid response. But fans shouldn’t be shocked the actor isn’t interested in more Star Wars. After all, his character’s arc was consistently cast aside over the course of the sequel trilogy. And the heroic figure Boyega thought he’d be playing never came to fruition like he was promised.

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But would the actor return to the breakout role that got him Finn?

Boyega has declared he is very much appreciative of the opportunity he had to work on Star Wars. The actor took to Twitter to clarify his stance, citing in part the intense scrutiny of the saga for his decision. And one can’t blame him for wanting at least a lengthy break from Star Wars if nothing else. After so many years, he deserves to leave Finn behind.

But Boyega is still very much interested in reprising another one of his fan-favorite roles. The actor made his big-screen debut with the 2011 sci-fi action film Attack the Block. And Boyega and writer-director Joe Cornish have reportedly discussed a potential sequel. Given the first movie’s cult status, Attack the Block 2 is certainly a notion fans can get behind.