In case you somehow missed it last week the trailer, and spoofs of it, for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ has dropped and while reviews have ranged from loathing to love, there is one particular type of remark that actor John Boyega (‘Attack the Block’) is responding to today.
While it may be okay for an African American actor to portray a pirate turned space casino owner in Lando Calrission and also for one to play a Jedi in one of the few roles from the prequel trilogy worth watching from Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu, there seems to be an issue for some on there being a “Black Storm Trooper.” I mean really, how can this be a problem for people?
This is something that makes absolutely no sense to me that people are complaining about his inclusion or this casting, but hey, some people will seem to take issue with anything. I mean, I get the complaints about changing Johnny Storm’s character to be African American in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four‘ film when they cast Michael B. Jordan only because they should have at that point changed Sue Storm as well, but this? This shouldn’t have even come up once let alone enough times for Boyega to have to comment on it.
Boyega isn’t letting it get him down though. He’s excited about the film and his role and has a quick little remark for those who aren’t due to his race which you can check out below:
I couldn’t agree with you more Boyega! As one of the upcoming stars of the franchise who is probably going to be around for a few films, that was a great way to respond.
What do you think of Boyega’s response? Did he handle the situation the right way? In 2014 shouldn’t we be past the point where this was even a situation in the first place? Share your thoughts below!
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker hits theaters on December 18, 2015.
Source: Cinema Blend