If there's one thing that most people can agree on when it comes to Disney Star Wars sequels is that they kept consistently making the wrong choice. Instead of having all of the original cast members- Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams- reunite while they were all under contract, Disney squandered the opportunity and eventually lost it. Despite owning a veritable treasure trove of material to draw from in the expanded Star Wars universe, which millions of fans still regard as canonical today, Disney opted to create a new story instead of following Marvel's blueprint of adapting classic comics and novels. And one of the sequel trilogy's biggest sins was how much of an afterthought John Boyega's Finn became in the franchise.
Boyega has become quite vocal about his disdain for the franchise after how severely Disney botched Finn's character arc. However, according to Comicbook.com, John Boyega is finally ready to let sleeping dogs lie and enjoy Star Wars as a fan again.
In a new interview with The Times of London (via Deadline), Boyega reveals that he's finally able to enjoy watching Star Wars as a fan again.
"For me Star Wars has made the man, in a sense… The experiences, the fun times, good times, ugly times, bad times, it makes you who you are as you navigate through the industry, and that has definitely been interesting," Boyega said. "I feel like the arc that JJ tried to tie up, that's where I feel comfortable with the release of him. And since then I've been able to enjoy, as a fan, The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi. I'm enjoying the balance of all things."