John Boyega’s role in the Star Wars franchise may be coming to an end now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is officially on the way, however, it seems like the British actor is ready to move on to other science fiction projects after Episode IX.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boyega is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming science fiction romp, They Cloned Tyrone. Described as a “pulpy, sci-fi mystery caper” that comes off as a mix between Friday and Get out, the upcoming Netflix movie has the Star Wars actor as the lead star. If Beale Street Could Talk co-star Brian Tyreee Henry had originally been in discussions for the part, however, it seems like the film decided to cast Boyega for the role.
They Cloned Tyrone follows the story of an unlikely trio trying their best to investigate a series of mysterious and eerie events, revealing a conspiracy hidden beneath the hood. The project might not be as large as a Star Wars movie, but it seems like Boyega is starting to find some ground outside of the galaxy far, far away.
Right now there’s a lot of anticipation building up over Episode IX. Lucasfilm is planning to release the very first full trailer for The Rise of Skywalker today during Monday Night Football’s match between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets and everyone’s hyped to see the trailer. There’s a lot riding on the upcoming film – not only is Episode IX expected to put an end to the Star Wars sequel trilogy, it also serves as the final entry in the Skywalker saga.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to premiere on December 20, 2019. Meanwhile, production for They Cloned Tyrone is expected to begin production sometime early 2020.