John Boyega Says He Won’t Return to ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

John Boyega became an international star playing Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy. But the actor, who stars in upcoming films ‘Breaking’ and ‘The Woman King’, has no real interest in returning to the galactic franchise.

“At this point, I’m cool. I’m doing fine,” Boyega said on SiriusXM’s “Tell Me Everything With John Fugelsang.” “I think Finn is at a good point of confirmation where you can just appreciate him in other things, games, animation. But I feel like ‘[Episode] VII’ to ‘[Episode] IX’ was good for me.

Boyega added: “To be fair, [with] the allies I found in Joel Taylor and Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, Viola Davis, all those people I worked with… versatility is my path.

Boyega also discussed his experience dealing with racism in the “Star Wars” fandom, an issue that “Obi-Wan Kenobi” star Moses Ingram addressed earlier this year. Disney and Obi-Wan himself, Ewan McGregor, came to Ingram’s defense and publicly denounced the racist backlash she was receiving.

“The fact that Moses Ingram is protected makes me feel protected. Do you understand what I say? 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 conjure up,” Boyega said. “You know how they went through that. It was kind of like, let’s be quiet. It wasn’t a conversation you could bring up. But now, to see how egregious it is, to see Ewan McGregor come out in support… for me, [it] fills up my time where I didn’t get support.

Boyega continued, “It doesn’t make me bitter at all. Sometimes it makes me feel like you’re that guy. And my dad taught me that. Sometimes you’re not the guy to get the blessing and sometimes you’re Moses, you know, you lead people up the mountain, but you see the destination. You don’t have the right to enter, you let others enter. And that’s where you get your happiness. And for me to see other people being accepted, and at the same time seeing that the studios are now like, ‘Okay, cool. It is not an elephant in the conversation of the room. We have to support our black client. It’s fantastic.”

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