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Actor Criticizes Disney For Mishandling Introduction Of Black 'Star Wars' Character

  • GQ, Friday, September 4, 2020 7 AM

Actor John Boyega is critical of Disney’s handling of introducing a Black stormtrooper in "The Force Awakens,” a Star Wars movie released in 2015. "What I would say to Disney is do not bring out a Black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side," he said in an interview with GQ UK. “‘Nobody else in the Star Wars cast had people saying they would boycott the movie because [of them].”

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