In a recent interview, John Boyega (the Star Wars sequel trilogy) denied rumors that he’s joining the MCU.
“It’s not in my vision now,” Boyega said men’s health. “I want to do nuanced things. I want to offer my services to original independent films that come up with fresh new ideas, because I know it’s really hard to top Iron Man in this universe.”
Rumors began circulating that Boyega intended 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 commented on the elevation of Falcon’s character on the show and how well they’ve done to elevate him. , which I also agree.”
In the Men’s Health article, Boyega also addresses his 2020 decision to speak out against what he saw as the racist treatment of his character Finn in the Star Wars universe. “I’m the one who brought this to the fore,” Boyega said, referring to both the issue and the racist attacks because of the role. “At least the people who get into it now, after my time, [they’re] cool. [Lucasfilm is] going to make sure you are well supported and at least you [now] go through this franchise knowing that everyone is going to have [your] return. I’m glad I said everything at that time.”
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