John Boyega accuses Disney of pushing his Star Wars character aside

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Was it an outright lie? Probably not. I bet they did talk about it. Brainstorming and creative idea meetings tend to hit most all, well what if this happens. Was it a real contender? I doubt it. It seems to me it came to be after they let Rian do whatever he wanted. We all know that if it was an actual scenario, we would have had some hint Palps was around.
...dude
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
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Wasn't there a story say back that Johnson was basically forced to include finn more than he wanted? I mean, I guess the buck stops with disney, but if I'm remembering that correctly, its fair to point out they wanted him to be a much bigger player.
...dude
 

erasure fan1

Well-Known Member
Well, it's true. And it shows just how inept they were in this whole thing. I have no doubts that JJ had thrown Palps around as a potential scenario. I don't think that ever was a frontrunner. At least not until they went and baked a dung muffin. Then they had no choice because the emperor was the least terrible of the terrible ideas. Don't worry, I think I'm still in your boat as to how the sequels played out. ;)
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Well, it's true. And it shows just how inept they were in this whole thing. I have no doubts that JJ had thrown Palps around as a potential scenario. I don't think that ever was a frontrunner. At least not until they went and baked a dung muffin. Then they had no choice because the emperor was the least terrible of the terrible ideas. Don't worry, I think I'm still in your boat as to how the sequels played out. ;)
JJ has been shown to be a tool in it for a payday...

What “lifelong Star Wars fanatic” writes and shoots a straight up remake?? Nobody ever had the gall to ask such a basic question...but I will.

And Disney had not the slightest clue how to handle any of this...I’m sure there’s some Greek tragedy of good intentions behind it...but the scoreboard is what it is at the end of the game.


I’ll not be kind in staring at the failure. There’s no point.
 

Wendy Pleakley

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Is this thread about John Boyega, or is it thread number 212 for people to air their Star Wars grievances?

Speaking of which, Dave Filoni has some interesting observations about the prequels he shares in the Mandalorian making-of series. He makes some good points about the story arc of the prequels and the importance of Qui-Gon Jinn to the story, a character I always felt distracted from what I felt should have been the story of Anakin and Obi-Wan...
 

GimpYancIent

Well-Known Member
Is this thread about John Boyega, or is it thread number 212 for people to air their Star Wars grievances?

Speaking of which, Dave Filoni has some interesting observations about the prequels he shares in the Mandalorian making-of series. He makes some good points about the story arc of the prequels and the importance of Qui-Gon Jinn to the story, a character I always felt distracted from what I felt should have been the story of Anakin and Obi-Wan...
Boyega who?
 

Darkprime

Well-Known Member
I wonder why he turned down their offer for a spin-off on Disney+ then? Remember his whole "you cant disney plus me" quote? If he wasn't happy with how he was treated on the movies why not jump at the chance to do a spin-off and dive deeper into the character of Finn?
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
I wonder why he turned down their offer for a spin-off on Disney+ then? Remember his whole "you cant disney plus me" quote? If he wasn't happy with how he was treated on the movies why not jump at the chance to do a spin-off and dive deeper into the character of Finn?

Because there’s is no “character”

As an actor, why would you typecast yourself even more into a failed role?
 

doctornick

Well-Known Member
I wonder why he turned down their offer for a spin-off on Disney+ then? Remember his whole "you cant disney plus me" quote? If he wasn't happy with how he was treated on the movies why not jump at the chance to do a spin-off and dive deeper into the character of Finn?

I rather liked Finn as a character and am disappointed that Boyega feels this way. I would have absolutely loved to have seen something like a Finn/Poe Disney+ series (whether set pre or post Episode IX) as they are both characters that were interesting and likable but just underdeveloped.

Like the rest of the ST characters, Finn was significantly featured in the Lego Holiday Special including

making it clear that Finn is Force sensitive and training to be a Jedi
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
I rather liked Finn as a character and am disappointed that Boyega feels this way. I would have absolutely loved to have seen something like a Finn/Poe Disney+ series (whether set pre or post Episode IX) as they are both characters that were interesting and likable but just underdeveloped.

Like the rest of the ST characters, Finn was significantly featured in the Lego Holiday Special including

making it clear that Finn is Force sensitive and training to be a Jedi

they are basically discarding everything about those movies...if Disney is moving on - we should too.

They’re known to be stubborn about their products. It didn’t work.
 

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