John Boyega has shared some of his true feelings about The Last Jedi. The actor is reprising his role as Finn in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which hits theaters later this month. Finn has been a huge part of this new trilogy, starting with 2015's The Force Awakens. However, Boyega reveals that he was feeling iffy about some of the decisions that director Rian Johnson made on Episode VIII.
The cast and director J.J. Abrams have been making the press rounds lately to promote the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Abrams also directed The Force Awakens, but passed the torch to Rian Johnson, who served as writer/director of The Last Jedi. John Boyega, during a recent interview, opened up a bit about his conflicting feelings regarding the second movie in this sequel trilogy. Here's what he had to say about it.
"The Force Awakens I think was the beginning of something quite solid, The Last Jedi if I'm being honest I'd say that was feeling a bit iffy for me. I didn't necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that and that's something that I spoke to Mark [Hamill] a lot about and we had conversations about it. And it was hard for all of us, because we were separated."
Mark Hamill has shared similar thoughts over the last couple of years. While Hamill has praised director Rian Johnson as a filmmaker, he's also expressed frustrations over the way Luke Skywalker was handled in the new trilogy. Hamill certainly isn't alone in that respect, as The Last Jedi proved to be rather divisive amongst the fanbase. It certainly has turned into a love/hate entry within the franchise.
Finn wound up on a journey with Kelly Marie Tran's Rose to find a codebreaker on Canto Bight in The Last Jedi, far removed from the rest of the action for much of the movie. It also proved to be a fruitless endeavor, as Admiral Holdo and Leia had an escape plan in mind the whole time. Speaking further, John Boyega explained he liked the group dynamic that was expressed in the original Star Wars trilogy between Luke, Han and Leia, which is something he hopes they can capture in Episode IX.
"I guess the original Star Wars films there was much more of a trio feel where it was essentially about Luke's journey, but Han and Leia there was a strong dynamic, which I think, I don't know how quickly we're going to be able to establish that longterm dynamic with Nine. But if it's exploring that dynamic, then that would be cool."
The group dynamic between Rey, Finn and Poe has been played up in the marketing for this movie. While J.J. Abrams has made comments assuring he doesn't intend to retcon The Last Jedi, some of what's going on certainly does feel responsive, at the very least. We'll have to see how it all plays out when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20. This news comes to us via Hype Beast.