John Boyega is already no stranger controversy but after he bravely called out Disney and Lucasfilm last year over their treatment of characters who happen to be people of color, it seemed like the Star Wars actor is now living a less-problematic life away from issues. However, news came out this week that the 29-year-old British-Nigerian actor walked out of his upcoming Netflix project Rebel Ridge without the filmmakers knowing about the situation.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Boyega left the production of the project over issues with the film's creative direction and the actor's accommodation. The Star Wars prequel trilogy actor's agent Femi Oguns would later dismiss malicious reports painting John as unprofessional and hard to work with. And while he did confirm that the actor abruptly left the 25 million-dollar Netflix project, the reason for Boyega's sudden departure from the set had something to do with family issues.
After the news blew up, Boyega suspiciously lost his verified check on Twitter as well as some of his tweets from the last couple of months. This, of course, led a lot of fans to believe that Hollywood is ganging up on the actor possibly over his previous political views and the Black Lives Matter movement which he's been a strong advocate of. Some even expressed their concern that John is actually being "canceled" and blacklisted from Tinseltown. Check out the reactions here:
As of writing, Boyega has yet to personally comment regarding the matter but I'm hoping that it's nothing serious. However, his Twitter being "unverified" raises a lot of questions and it's most likely not coincidental.
Meanwhile, the entire Skywalker saga is available for streaming on Disney+.