Did Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy Offer John Boyega a Disney+ Show?

Back in October I asked what happened between December 2019 to October 2020 that made John Boyega change his mind.


Back in December 2019, John Boyega told Variety:


“In what?” is John Boyega’s answer when Variety asked him on Tuesday what it would take for him to return to “Star Wars.”

“You ain’t going to Disney Plus me!” the actor added with a laugh.

“I ain’t getting no Disney Plus!” he says. “I’m watching it, though, but I’ll stay in the feature films.”


But then in October 2020, John told Yahoo Entertainment:


Yahoo: Do you hope it’s still told some day maybe in an alternative universe? Would you come back for that?

Boyega: Well, the great thing, I’m a Mandalorian fan, so you know, Lucasfilm are doing very very well with the TV shows. So, if they could do it in TV, do all that kind of stuff, man, I love to watch it.


Well according to Deadline, this may have happened:


Speaking to the BBC today ahead of the release of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe film Red White And Blue, Boyega was asked how the land lies with Star Wars producers after the comments.

Boyega explained: “So I got on a phone call with Kathleen Kennedy [Lucasfilm President] and she verbally showed support and we got to have a really nice, transparent, honest conversation that is beneficial to both of us.”


Is this why Boyega softened his stance on returning to the Finn character? Did Kathleen Kennedy offer Boyega a TV show in an effort to get him to stop making comments like this:


“You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know fuck all. So what do you want me to say? What they want you to say is, ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ Nah, nah, nah. I’ll take that deal when it’s a great experience….They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let’s be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I’m not exposing anything.”


We can only speculate.


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