Star Wars Alum John Boyega Doesn't Want To Join The MCU
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In a recent interview, John Boyega (the Star Wars sequel trilogy) denied rumors that he is joining the MCU.
“That’s not in the vision for me now,” Boyega told Men’s Health. “I want to do nuanced things. I want to donate my services to original indie films that come with new, fresh ideas, because I know it’s real hard to top Iron Man in that universe.”
Rumors began to circulate that Boyega had intentions to join the MCU after a 2021 appearance on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, when the actor praised the studio’s work with Anthony Mackie becoming the new Captain America in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter soldier. (A role Mackie will reprise in Captain America 4.) Last year, Boyega told Gross, “A lot of people have been commenting about the elevation of Falcon’s character in the series and how they’ve really done well with bringing him up, which I also agree as well.”
In the Men’s Health article, Boyega also addresses his 2020 decision to speak out against what he felt was the racist treatment of his character Finn in the Star Wars universe. “I’m the one that brought this to the freaking forefront,” Boyega said, referencing both the issue and getting racist attacks because of the role. “At least the people going into it now, after my time, [they’re] cool. [Lucasfilm is] going to make sure you’re well supported and at least you [now] go through this franchise knowing that everybody is going to have [your] back. I’m glad I talked out everything at that time.”
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