John Boyega has actually mentioned that Lucasfilm has actually been encouraging of his occupation after he elevated some issues to the firm.
Obtaining a significant function in Celebrity Wars was a desire for Boyega, however as quickly as the very first trailer for The Pressure Awakens went down, the star came to be a target of racist on the internet trolling projects that the firm really did not understand exactly how to handle. Boyega briefly left social networks as a result of exactly how he was dealt with online to concentrate on his function in the franchise business as well as various other acting possibilities. While this hate went away in time, Boyega really felt that his personality was sidelined in The Last Jedi as well as The Surge of Skywalker after being the co-lead for his very first movie, with Kelly Marie Tran dealing with comparable misuse as well as a succeeding decline in importance. In 2020, he vented his irritations in a meeting with GQ:
” What I would certainly claim to Disney is do not highlight a [person of color], market them to be far more vital in the franchise business than they are and after that have them pressed sideways … Like, you individuals understood what to do with Sissy Ridley, you understood what to do with Adam Vehicle driver. You understood what to do with these other individuals, however when it pertained to Kelly Marie Tran, when it pertained to John Boyega, you understand f *** all … They offered all the subtlety to Adam Vehicle driver, all the subtlety to Sissy Ridley. Allow’s be truthful. Sissy recognizes this. Adam recognizes this. Everyone recognizes. I’m not subjecting anything.”
Following this meeting, Boyega was called by Lucasfilm, that asked to hold a conference for him to resolve his issues. Obviously the conference worked out, as Boyega has actually chatted even more favorably regarding his experience with Lucasfilm ever since. Speaking with Men’s Health, he discussed that the issues that he discussed with Lucasfilm were made use of to assist secure Moses Ingram when she was consulted with comparable reaction in her function in Obi-Wan Kenobi, additionally keeping in mind that the recommendations he had actually has actually been noted:
” I’m the one that brought this to the freaking center! … At the very least individuals entering into it currently, after my time, [they’re] cool. [Lucasfilm] is mosting likely to see to it you’re well sustained as well as at the very least you [now] undergo this franchise business recognizing that everyone is mosting likely to have [your] back. I rejoice I spoke out every little thing back then.”
Right now, Boyega is not presently joined to do any kind of future Celebrity Battles web content– partly as a result of an absence of computer animated as well as live-action sequel-era web content being created given that the trilogy finished– although he has actually mentioned that he is open to the suggestion of a return if he reached act off of numerous of his co-stars as well as dealt with acquainted faces behind the scenes. All the same, Lucasfilm defending Ingram seemed like a breath of fresh air, with this ideally being the criterion for exactly how the firm takes care of managing harassment moving forward.