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Rumor: John Boyega Could Be Starring in a Disney Plus Finn Series

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Aug 18, 2021.

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    John Boyega has been in the social media eye for many reasons this year, and one of them is the fact that apparently he sat down with Lucasfilm and came out seeing the world with new eyes. The actor also walked back some of his strong words about Disney after The Rise of Skywalker came out in May of last year, and said that he'd be open for a return, as long as Kathleen Kennedy and J. J. Abrams were involved. Now, a new rumor from The Hashtag Show has surfaced online saying that the actor could be starring in his own Disney Plus show.



    For now, we are taking this with a huge grain of salt. According to the story, J.D. Dillard and Matt Owens' movie would be refocused as a Disney Plus show starring Boyega as Finn. It would tell the story of a pre-First Order Finn, and jump forward in time to continue it in a post-Rise of Skywalker era.



    If true, this could line up with Boyega's change of mind after the meeting with Kathleen Kennedy. The Lucasfilm head has mentioned in the past how she'd love to continue telling stories with the main characters of the sequel trilogy, and perhaps Boyega accepted their terms and then started to change his public statement. One thing doesn't line up here -- if that were the case, this would mean that J. J. Abrams would be returning as well as a producer. But that is probably the most remote possibility here -- the filmmaker is tied up over at Warner Bros. with over a dozen projects he's lined up to produce, and some of them potentially direct.



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    Dillard and Owens' movie was reported to be in development in early 2020, but we haven't heard anything much since. Their names were not mentioned by Kathleen Kennedy in Lucasfilm's presentation during Disney's Investor Day in December 2020. Them refocusing the project could make sense, but at the same time, it is even more likely it got scrapped altogether. It's not like Lucasfilm doesn't have a history with signing on filmmakers and then scrapping their projects.



    It is up to every reader to decide whether or not they believe the rumor. Meanwhile, we'll make sure to report on everything official that comes out related to this or any other Star Wars project. You may also check out the episode of The Resistance Broadcast in which the crew speculated on whether a future Star Wars project with John Boyega playing a Jedi Finn could happen.



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    And you believe this source?
     
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    Plus, he said he would only do it if JJ were involved in some capacity. Also, the link says "Sorry, no post found."
     
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    It was just me posting a sarcastic face. Am not sold on this because the source looks dodgy as hell.
     
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    Would be cool as it would continue the sequel trilogy era in live action and maybe get Rey to guest star without the show continuing the Skywlaker stuff but eh I rather have a Poe show featuring the resistance facing new galactic threats not being First Order or anything connected to the old empire.
     
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    I don't believe this John Boyega has said he doesn't want to comeback to Star Wars.
     
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    3 months ago he said he'd be open to returning as long as it was with the old crew, including KK and JJ.
     
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    source?
     
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    Twitter? yeah.... like I'm gonna trust Twitter they take stuff out of context all the time.
     
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    Alright... well lets go with this then.

    The direct quote from the tweet happens at around 9:35 but the discussion of him returning starts at about 8:15
     
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    What i took away from that is that it sounds to me like he is unsure about coming back and would only comeback if the story was good.
     
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