We’ve previously heard from Mark Hamill taking issue with Rian Johnson’s take on Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and now John Boyega tells HypeBeast that wasn’t terribly thrilled by Finn’s progression in the film.

He doesn’t give details on what he took issue with but alludes having the characters separated may have something to do with it.

BOYEGA: “The Force Awakens I think was the beginning of something quite solid, The Last Jedi if I’m being honest I’d say that was feeling a bit iffy for me.”

“I didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that and that’s something that spoke to Mark [Hamill] a lot about and we had conversations about it. And it was hard for all of us, because we were separated.”

I can see that perspective has you kind of what to see these characters work as team after they’ve been introduced in The Force Awakens, but they were attempting to parallel The Empire Strikes Back structure which did have most of the characters off doing their own thing for a bulk of the film before coming together at the end, like with The Last Jedi.

I don’t think the Canto Bight casino sequence was the best part of the film, but I did enjoy the stuff with Finn and Rose interacting with Benicio Del Toro’s double-crossing character DJ.

John Boyega is very active on social media and has interacted with fans consistently, even when they’re being negative/aggressive. He’s shocked when they attack him directly about the films and are not expecting him to respond in kind.

BOYEGA: “It gets very, very complicated to handle things from Star Wars fans, because of how much the words can be twisted to mean something entirely different.” “On Twitter for example. I have a fan who hates the films, right? And he’ll be rude directly to me and I’ll be rude back and then they start crying like babies. Then they’re like, ‘Why are you attacking me?’ And it’s like I thought we was on the same page. I thought we’re just going at it, we’re Star Wars fans, we’re supposed to be heated about this”
“You’ve got to take what you can give. I don’t care what profession you’re in. That’s a mantra for life.”
Keep in mind, that Boyega had to face a wave of racism originally for even having a leading role in The Force Awakens to begin with and some half-assed boycott because Finn was a black Stormtrooper in the trailer. So, he’s been dealing with terrible people attacking the new films even before the release of The Last Jedi, he’s obviously figured out a way to deal with it that works for him.
I’m genuinely interested to see how they’ll end the Skywalker Saga and if they’ll end things on a high note or subvert expectations making it a bummer.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to be released on December 20th.

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.


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