John Boyega Hailed Hero By Disney and Star Wars For Powerful “Black Lives Matter” Speech
The Star Wars franchise may no longer have a part in the Star Wars galaxy after the conclusion of the Skywalker trilogy but Disney reminded him that he is still very much a part of the family.
Boyega gave a powerful and emotional speech on the death of George Floyd during a Black Lives Matter march in London yesterday and Disney and Lucasfilm took to social media to show their support.
In the tweet (which you can see just below) Lucasfilm took the time to call Boyega a hero and took to social media to let him know that the company stands with him.
— Star Wars (@starwars) June 3, 2020
This speech is the culmination of several days of Boyega taking a stand against social injustice on social media after the May 25th killing of Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers who are now facing criminal charges.
You can check out the Boyega’s power speech in its entirety here:
Boyega, as you know, played the role of Finn in all three recent Star Wars films including The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
Filmmaker JJ Abrams took to social media to share these words of support for Boyega:
You KNOW that as long as I’m allowed to keep working, I’ll always be begging to work with you. Deep respect and love, my friend. https://t.co/DcMEwEmzh9
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) June 4, 2020
Mark Hammill also took to Twitter to show his support:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 3, 2020
Lin-Manuel Miranda also expressed his desire to work with the actor in the future:
Oh god I WISH, Ojalá! From Attack The Block to this day! pic.twitter.com/sB7eJqF0sy
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 3, 2020
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