Star Wars: John Boyega Criticizes Luke Skywalker’s Sequel Trilogy Arc

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Say what you will about Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy but despite failing to captivate both longtime followers and a new generation of fans, there's no denying that the trilogy started off on a very promising note. Sure, The Force Awakens may have taken some elements from A New Hope storytelling-wise but it's night and day compared to the entries that succeeded it.

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This is why actor John Boyega holds Episode VII near and dear to his heart and for good reason. However, as good as The Force Awakens was, it wasn't without flaws and the Finn actor isn't afraid to criticize it. According to the actor, the J.J. Abrams-directed film should have included more Stormtrooper action. He also questions the lack of emphasis Luke Skywalker's grand return to the franchise had which to him should have been the focal point of The Last Jedi.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Boyega explains: "I’ll always have some level of nostalgia [for The Force Awakens]... To a certain extent, there should have been a Stormtrooper rebellion. And then to flesh out Luke’s character a bit more. Give him more moments of redemption, which I feel like was needed after VIII [The Last Jedi]. I feel like Star Wars fans needed more time with [the old characters] that we love so much."

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This isn't the first time Boyega aired his frustrations at how Disney handled the sequel trilogy, and I'm guessing his hesitance to reprise his role as Finn most likely stems from the fact that the House of Mouse made several questionable creative decisions that ultimately killed the sequels.

Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy is available for streaming exclusively on Disney+.