John Boyega Star Wars spoiler

Here’s something you don’t see every day.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block) has abruptly walked away from a new Netflix movie called Rebel Ridge exactly one month after the film began production. Netflix cited “family reasons” as the cause for Boyega’s departure, but it is incredibly rare for actors to leave movies mid-way through a shoot like this.
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attack the block 2

At long last, Attack the Block 2 is a go. Studiocanal, Film4, Complete Fiction Pictures & UpperRoom Productions are finally moving forward with an Attack the Block sequel that will bring back director Joe Cornish and star John Boyega. Cornish and Boyega have been talking about a potential sequel for years now, and at long last, it’s becoming a reality. In the original 2011 film, Boyega played Moses, the leader of a teen street gang that has to deal with aliens that have invaded a council estate in South London.

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the formula

John Boyega and Robert De Niro are headed to Netflix for The Formula, a new film from director Gerard McMurray (The First Purge). The story follows a Formula One racing prodigy who ends up becoming a getaway driver, and that’s the type of high-concept thriller idea we need more of these days. Just imagine all the chase scenes! If at least one car doesn’t drive up some sort of ramp and flip upside down during this movie, I’m going to be angry.

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LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Trailer

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Hyper Toy Drive 2020
  • Star Wars: Squadrons Updates
  • Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up
  • Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills – The Manga
  • John Boyega’s “Transparent, Honest” Conversation with Kathleen Kennedy
  • And more!

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red white and blue trailer

There are few directors that have properly utilized John Boyega to his full, star-powered potential, and Steve McQueen is one of those directors. In the latest of McQueen’s Small Axe films (a collection of interrelated films), Boyega gives one of the best performances of his career as a Black police officer who faces the daunting task of trying to affect change from within a corrupt, racist system. Watch the Red, White and Blue trailer below.

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rise of skywalker script leak john boyega

John Boyega doesn’t want what happened to him to happen to other actors of color. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star has been vocal about his unhappiness with the way Disney handled the torrential online abuse that Boyega suffered when he was part of the Star Wars universe, nor the way his character was sidelined in the films. But Boyega is hoping that other studios will learn a lesson and not let their POC stars “get Boyega-ed.”

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John Boyega Star Wars Criticisms

In September, John Boyega gave an interview with GQ in which he voiced dissatisfaction with the Star Wars trilogy he appeared in. Specifically, Boyega felt that Disney had gone to great lengths to use the actor’s likeness in its ads, all in the name of highlight a new Black Star Wars character, only to then sideline him as the trilogy progressed. This was all the more apparent in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in which both Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran (especially Tran) had very little to do with the main narrative. In a new interview, Boyega says he had a “very honest, a very transparent conversation” with a Disney executive about the matter.

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red white and blue review

“Big change…that is a slow-turning wheel.”

There are no easy victories in Red, White and Blue, the last in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series highlighting the London West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s. Following the story of Leroy Logan (John Boyega), a young forensic scientist who is driven by racial injustice against his father to become a police officer, Red, White and Blue is by far McQueen’s most challenging film of the series, not just because it takes on the tangled topic of racist policing, but because it refuses to give us, the audience, the satisfaction of a Hollywood happy ending. Instead, Red, White and Blue is a difficult, oftentimes bleak, reflection of the Sisyphean fight for racial equality with Boyega at the center as that mythic figure fruitlessly rolling the boulder up the mountain.

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the test john boyega

John Boyega has his next project lined-up. He’ll star in The Test for director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ender’s Game), described as a “contained thriller” about a behavioral psychologist and an immigrant dealing with a terrorist group in an “authoritarian near-future.” It’s an adaptation of the Sylvain Neuvel book of the same name.

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John Boyega may have walked away disappointed with his experience working on the new Star Wars trilogy, but that hasn’t turned him off sci-fi in general. The actor is slated to star in the Netflix original sci-fi mystery movie They Cloned Tyrone, and he’s finally getting some company in front of the camera. Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris (Chi-raq, Candyman) have joined the cast of the movie. Read More »