John Boyega has never been shy about his disappointment with Finn’s character arc in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, but he has said in interviews before that he’s still willing to make a comeback in the future. In a resurfaced Jake’s Takes interview (via EW), Boyega has revealed his conditions for an SW return.
When asked about a possible return, Boyega said that he would be open to it, saying, “Whichever way, I am open to the conversation as long as it is Kathleen, J.J., and maybe someone else and the team, it’s a no-brainer.”
— Palpamemes (@PalpyYT) May 25, 2021
It’s funny that Boyega should mention Abrams and Kennedy, seeing as a chunk of the fandom is somehow convinced that the two are responsible for all of the ‘terrible’ things that are happening to Star Wars. Just imagine how outraged these fans would be if Boyega mentioned Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
Though we don’t know what Lucasfilm is planning for in the future, rumors have been going around that Boyega, along with the rest of the Sequel Trilogy cast, have signed on for more than three movies. With The Rise of Skywalker seeming like a new beginning for Rey, it would make sense that we get to see more of her (and her friends) down the line.
If anything, it’s likely Disney wants to wait out the young fans who have loved the Sequel Trilogy. Though the Prequels were critically abhorred when they came out, they are now nothing but beloved by fans who had grown up watching them. It’s possible Disney wants the fans of the ST to grow up and become more vocal online, so that when they bring back these ST characters, there will be more positive feedback visible, compared to the toxic backlash that we’re getting from these ‘real’ Star Wars fans now.
At least that’s my theory.
For now, you can catch Boyega’s Finn in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy now available on Disney+.