Star Wars Actor John Boyega Shows His Love of Naruto to Fans

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It 2015, Lionsgate announced that they're working on a live-action adaptation of Naruto, and franchise creator Masashi Kishimoto was asked to help bring his anime/manga series to the big screen in 2016. If they're looking to cast actors, they should tap Star Wars actor John Boyega to star in it because he's clearly a fan.

Over on Boyega's Instagram page, fans were quick to screenshot his recent post. Boyega took a photo of his computer as he watched a recent episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The post didn't include any caption, but as a fellow Naruto fan, I think it's cool that he's watching one of the best ongoing anime series.

John Boyega is a fan of Boruto!

This isn't the first time the actor revealed his enthusiasm for Naruto. Back in 2015, while promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he talked about his passion for Japanese pop culture during an interview with Rocket News 24. He said that he saw a lot of similarities between his character Finn and Naruto.

"He is a character that wants to lead and has a dream, but doesn't necessarily know how to go about it, and doesn't have the right skill set… I love [how Japanese entertainment can] capture an underdog story, and I root for underdogs," Boyega said.

If Lionsgate ever taps Boyega to star in a live-action Naruto film, he would do a badass job playing Killer Bee, the host of the Eight-Tailed Beast.

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