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John Boyega has made it no secret that his experience working on the sequel trilogy with Star Wars wasn’t a great one, as he played the Stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn.
Although he keeps up with everything that Lucasfilm delivered post-The Rise of Skywalker, most recently sharing his thoughts on Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, he regularly looks back on his time with Lucasfilm without the fondest of memories.
One of his biggest points of contention is the lack of meaningful representation across the trilogy, even comparing it to recent Marvel projects that have done a much better job on that front on Disney+ and in theaters. And while things really took a turn for the worse in his last two Star Wars movies, there are even contentions Boyega has with 2015’s Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which is almost unanimously seen as the best movie of Lucasfilm’s final trilogy.
Fans will remember that Boyega’s first movie actually ended with the tease that Finn may have gone down the Jedi route, with a moment where he wielded Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber in a short duel with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren. And according to the actor, this is something that he felt didn’t come naturally in the story behind Episode VII….