Justice for Finn • A Star Wars Universe Podcast Special Episode
Do Not Market a Black Character as Important and Then Push Them Aside – John Boyega, British GQ https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/john-boyega-interview-2020
In a recent interview, John Boyega, the actor who portrayed Finn, expressed his frustration and disappointment with how his character was treated in the Star Wars sequels. Jared Sylva and Matthew Westfox use that interview as a jumping-off point to discuss all the potential this character had and how it wasn’t fully realized. Could we have seen two Jedi? What stories could be told by delving into the psyche of a stormtrooper who defects, and how does he inspire others? What happens when a soldier, indoctrinated by the army from birth, is forced to fire upon his former comrades, who are also ex-child soldiers?
Jared Sylva is a lifelong Star Wars fan and a professional geek as the Organized Play department manager for Star City Games. He loves sharing the movies and shows he enjoys with his two young children. You can reach out to Jared on Twitter @JaredSylva.
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