John Boyega Calls Out Disney For Marginalizing Diverse Characters In ‘Star Wars’ Films

John Boyega is not afraid to speak his mind. We all know this. He was one of the most passionate/raw celebrities during the George Floyd protests, even stating that he didn’t care if no one in Hollywood wanted to work with him anymore.

Boyega speaks from his heart, and during an interview with British GQ, the 28-year-old former ‘Star Wars‘ actor called out Disney for “pushing him to the side” and giving all the love to Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley’s white characters in the films.

You get yourself involved in projects and you’re not necessarily going to like everything. [But] what I would say to Disney is do not bring out a black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up.

You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know f**k all. So what do you want me to say? What they want you to say is, ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ Nah, nah, nah. I’ll take that deal when it’s a great experience.

Wow. He’s certainly not holding back, and honestly, I think him saying this is more of a risk than anything he said during the Floyd protests.

Why? Because Disney basically owns 50% of Hollywood now. If he makes enemies at Disney, he’s basically shutting himself out of 50% of the industry.

It’s a bold move, and we certainly don’t blame him for speaking his mind. You can’t be afraid of these powerful organizations/studios.

Once you’re afraid, they win.

Several Huge Films Just Got Pushed Back, Including Star Wars, Avatar And Mulan

The chaos surrounding the film industry continues as the coronavirus continues to surge across the country.

Many people had hoped that theaters would be reopen by now, but unfortunately it’s looking like they won’t reopen until September or October, which means more films are getting delayed.

Additionally, several films that were in production are still shutdown. This all equals to more delays.

Disney announced some major changes to their release calendar.

James Cameron’s long-delayed sequels to Avatar will now premiere every other December starting in 2022 as follows: ‘Avatar 2’ (Dec. 16, 2022), ‘Avatar 3’ (Dec. 20, 2024), ‘Avatar 4’ (Dec. 18, 2026) and ‘Avatar 5’ (Dec. 22, 2028). The second ‘Avatar’ installment, which was originally aiming to open in 2014, will debut 13 years after the first film.

Pretty damn crazy, right? By 2028, will anyone care about Avatar? I mean, does anyone really care about it now? IT’S BEEN SO LONG! Avatar 2 is going to have to blow people away with its brilliance. If it fails, I highly doubt there will be some fifth film in 2028.

In addition to the Avatar delay, Star Wars is also being pushed back one year. We don’t know what these films will be about, or which character they’ll follow, but we do know the first part of the trio won’t premiere until December 2023. It was originally scheduled for 2022.

And finally, Mulan has also been delayed. It was scheduled to hit theaters next month, but obviously that won’t be happening. A new release date has not been set, but we will keep you posted.

The good news? There are still some films scheduled to be released this winter, including West Side Story (Dec 18), Black Widow (Nov. 6), Free Guy (Dec. 11) and Pixar’s Soul on Nov. 20.

John Boyega Has Revealed He’s Moved On From His Star Wars Character

The Star Wars franchise has a rabid fan base. We all know this. They eat, live and breathe Star Wars, and they want the actors in the films to do the same.

But it looks like one actor from the recent reboot of the franchise is checking out.

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John Boyega shared a photo on his Instagram account of him back on set for an untitled project, which seemed harmless enough. But then a Star Wars fan commented, “Force Finn in action with Green lightsaber dressed in black is all I want from the next SW film!”

Boyega didn’t want the fan to get their hopes up, so he responded with a simple, “lol no thank you. I’ve moved on [heart emoji].”

That’s when another user commented talking about how Boyega got that Disney cash and then dipped. Boyega responded to that comment by writing, “nope. Not into playing one role for too long. I have more to offer than that. That’s all.”

And you know what? I 100% believe him. He definitely strikes me as the type of actor who wants to always be challenged, and playing the same character over and over again is not much of a challenge.

It’s why sitcom actors struggle so much after 4 or 5 seasons. I mean, they keep doing the show because it’s making them so much money, but at the same time, you can see just how much life it sucks out of them.

Taika Waititi Will Direct/Co-Write New ‘Star Wars’ Film

Are you a ‘Star Wars‘ fan? Even better, are you a Star Wars fan that is also a little bit quirky? If so, we have some lovely news for you.

The eccentric filmmaker Taika Waititi has signed on to direct/co-write a new ‘Star Wars’ movie for Disney/Lucasfilm.

He will co-write the script with ‘1917′ screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns, which makes for a pretty impressive screenwriting team.

The film news affirms reports that first broke in January that Waititi was developing a ‘Star Wars’ movie, on the heels of his well-received work directing the season finale of the hit Disney Plus ‘Star Wars’ series ‘The Mandalorian.’

It’s unclear if Waititi’s film is one of Disney’s three untitled ‘Star Wars’ movies dated for Dec. 2022, 2024 and 2026 — or if it’s a separate project.

Geez. It’s crazy seeing the date 2026. It feels like so long away, but it’s going to be here before we know it.

Anyway, before Waititi gets to put his hands on the Star Wars franchise, he’ll be directing ‘Thor: Love and Thunder” for Disney’s Marvel Studios. It’s set to hit theaters in February 2022.

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Director Taika Waititi In Talks To Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Film

Taika Waititi is right in the middle of awards season right now for the outstanding ‘Jojo Rabbit‘ film. If you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you change that.

And while ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is a bit of an indie darling, Waititi has big plans for his next project. According to multiple sources, the filmmaker is in early talks to develop a new Star Wars film.

There are no further details about how far those negotiations are with Waititi, nor what his involvement might ultimately be. But hot off of six Oscar nominations for ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Waititi is one of the most in-demand filmmakers in the industry, and Star Wars’ is ‘Star Wars,’ so there we are.

Waititi addressed the rumors on his Twitter account by posting the album cover to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

For what it’s worth, Waititi did direct the season finale of ‘The Mandalorian‘ for Disney Plus. So yeah, he’s already in the Lucasfilm world.

Sam Mendes’ War Flick ‘1917’ Beats ‘Star Wars’ At The Box Office

It’s a day to celebrate, folks. ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘ has finally been knocked off the top of the box office. The film had been number one at the box office for three weekends in a row.

But Sam Mendes’ beautiful war drama ‘1917‘ was able to win the box office this past weekend, with a nice $36.5 million opening weekend.

It was expected to make between $20 and $25 million, so we have to imagine the studio is very happy with $36.5 million. In addition to the impressive box office number, the film was also nominated for Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars.

It’s also nominated for Best Director, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, and more.

I saw it this past weekend and was pretty impressed. It wasn’t my favorite of the year, but it was beautifully shot. This is one of those movies where I’m more impressed with the directing/cinematography than the story or characters, which is rare for me.

I could definitely see this movie winning for best directing.

Topher Grace Creates Star Wars Trailer For All 10 Movies, And Everyone Is Impressed

Apparently, Topher Grace is a huge Star Wars fan, and while his wife was out of town for the weekend, he got together with one his friends to create a mega trailer for the franchise. A trailer he calls, Star Wars: Always.

He tweeted out the trailer with the caption, “10 movies. 2 nerds. 1 weekend (when our wives were out of town). Enjoy… #everypartofthebuffalo.”

And it’s safe to say, everyone is impressed by his work. Patton Oswalt tweeted out…

As cnet points out, this isn’t the first time Topher has showed off his editing skills…

It’s not the first time Grace has worked his editing skills on Star Wars. He edited the prequels into an 85-minute movie in 2012, and inspired other fans to undertake similar projects. He also worked his magic on the overlong Hobbit trilogy last year, whittling an eight-hour experience down to two.

James Gunn Just Roasted Angry ‘Star Wars’ Fans On Twitter

For some reason, people are ridiculously passionate about the ‘Star Wars‘ franchise. They will debate for hours on whether blah blah was really blah blah, or if blah blah was secretly blah blah.

I’m using “blah blah” there because I honestly don’t know enough about the franchise to understand what the f**k they’re talking about.

Anyway, ‘Guardians of Galaxy’ director James Gunn got heated on Twitter this past week after ‘Star Wars’ fans started sending hateful messages to the cast & crew of ‘The Last Jedi.’

Hell, the hate got so bad for actress Kelly Marie Tran she had to wipe her Instagram clean. She had been dealing with trolls for months. Director Rian Johnson has also been receiving a lot of angry messages.

Gunn saw all this and decided to send a message to these angry trolls…


You heard the man. Go to therapy. Honestly, everyone should go to therapy. We all need help.

‘Jumanji’ Has Been Out For Five Weeks, And It’s Still At The Top Of The Box Office

I will be the first one to admit it, I was a ‘Jumanji‘ hater when news of the reboot was first announced. I rolled my eyes and thought, “Really? They’re going to ruin Jumanji now?”

But it looks like I was wrong. The movie, which has a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, has received some pretty great reviews from critics. And most important, the audience at home loves it. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been out for five weeks, and it just won the weekend box office for the third week in a row.

It’s currently performing better than the latest Star Wars film, and it came out a week before it. That’s pretty freaking incredible. In total, Jumanji has earned over $750 million at the worldwide box office. No one expected that, and if you haven’t watched the move yet, you might be confused by its success.

But as Miles Surrey explains in his article on The Ringer, it will make sense the moment you watch the movie…

“It’s not giving you anything you haven’t seen before in a tentpole blockbuster, but the principal cast — Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan — has superb chemistry, the humor is surprisingly fresh, it has a frenetic pace, and the entire thing leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from the movie’s very earnest heart.

What I’m saying is, the Jumanji sequel dominating the box office is a surprise only if you haven’t seen Jumanji. Once you see this movie, it makes total sense.”

So if you’re one of the few people in the world who haven’t watched this movie, go check it out this week. You won’t regret it.

The ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Film Finally Has A Title, Find Out What It Is Inside! (VIDEO)

I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan in the world. Actually, I’m not a fan at all. I don’t have anything against the franchise, it’s just never been my cup of tea. So I’m not going to sit here and be all, “OMG! HAN SOLO FILM HAS AN OFFICIAL TITLE…WHAT DOES IT MEAN?”

I don’t like fake excitement, and you shouldn’t either. That being said, I know there are millions of Star Wars fans out there who are excited about this news, so let’s get to the good stuff.

Director Ron Howard went on his Twitter account Tuesday morning and revealed they had just wrapped production on the movie. He also announced what the title of this movie will be, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Some of you may remember that Howard took over as director back in August after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go due to their disagreements with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. A source told Variety, “It was a culture clash from day one. She didn’t even like the way they folded their socks.”

According to the reports, this film will follow the “young Han Solo — a 20-something version of Harrison Ford’s character — and Chewbacca’s adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their encounters with Lando Calrissian.”

Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters May 25, 2018.