John Boyega has a message for online trolls harassing his co-stars

John Boyega gives ‘rude’ Star Wars fans a piece of his mind

John Boyega gives ‘rude’ Star Wars fans a piece of his mind

"[The next three Star Wars films] were going to get into a microbioticworld".

Last week, "The Last Jedi" star Kelly Marie Tran left Instagram, reportedly after being bullied by fans who didn't like her character.

There were even some who started a petition to let George Lucas back to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which to date has 2,694 signatures. Clearly Lucas has some feelings about the elements of the story that remain unshared, and sadly, it is unlikely that this film will ever be put into motion, especially without the creative vision of Lucas himself. I believe in the original trilogy, The Force was explained by Obi-Wan as an energy field created by all living beings, and not some microscopic bug akin to good and bad bacteria. I eventually dropped this idea, and the concepts behind the Whills turned into the Force. One user, who said he had a YouTube channel and faced harassment, told Boyega to "stop crying and playing the victim".

Lucas is confidant that had he kept his company, the Whills-focused films "would have been done".


"If I'd held onto the company I could have done it, and then it would have been done", he continues.

"If you don't like Star Wars or the characters understand that there are decisions makers and harassing the actors/ actresses will do nothing", Boyega wrote on Twitter.

For those who don't know, the idea of the Whills is something George Lucas had always meant to be a larger part of Star Wars. "The feed off the force".

Those comments have been roundly condemned by just about everyone in the industry - from Rian Johnson to Mark Hamill, it wasn't long before the Star Wars community rallied around Kelly Marie Tran. For one thing, The Last Jedi shied away from the midi-chlorian explanation of the Force and returned to the idea of it being a more spiritual essence, one that's present everywhere and in everything and won't die with the Jedi in Luke's first lesson to Rey. What his quotes do show is just how much was-and still remains-possible in the Star Wars universe.

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