John Boyega

Will there be a ‘Pacific Rim 3’? Here’s what John Boyega told us

Hollywood studios don’t splash $150 million on a film unless they expect a sequel to follow. That’s exactly what happened with 2013’s “Pacific Rim” and, because that grossed over $411 million at the box office, that’s exactly their plan with the recently...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:31pm

It took a while for John Boyega to warm to ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

While most critics adored Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the blockbuster provoked quite the backlash from some fans of the franchise. They either took umbrage with the humor, or the revelations, abilities, plots, arcs and deaths of certain characters, while some fools had a problem with how progressive...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:32pm

How Idris Elba reacted to John Boyega playing his son in 'Pacific Rim: Uprising'

When John Boyega tackles the Kaiju in Pacific Rim: Uprising he has some pretty big shoes to fill. Not just because he is replacing Idris Elba as the lead actor in the franchise, but also because he is playing his son, too. Unfortunately, the death of Elba’s General Stacker Pentecost in...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 2:55pm

How involved is Guillermo del Toro in 'Pacific Rim: Uprising'?

It is always a worry when the director of a film doesn’t return for its sequel, especially when the plan was always to expand the original into a franchise. That’s exactly how “Pacific Rim” fans felt when it was announced that Guillermo del Toro wouldn’t be returning...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:21pm

Why John Boyega is so excited about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

It’s hard to imagine John Boyega anything other than excited. Which is unsurprising as things have been going rather well for the 25-year-old actor over the last few years, from starring as Finn in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to now leading and producing “Pacific Rim:...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:04pm

'Star Wars' can and should become more progressive -- here's how, says John Boyega

Not only is John Boyega Pacific Rim: Uprising’s leading actor, but the blockbuster also marks his first film as a producer. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to talk to the 25-year-old about his transition into this role, during which time we touched upon how prevalent the theme of...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:12pm

John Boyega talks ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’, listening to fans, and producing

Despite his involvement in the biggest franchise in movie history, John Boyega isn’t resting on his laurels. In fact, the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" actor has actually decided to branch out from in front of the camera and take a hands-on role as a producer, starting his own...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:35pm

The next pivotal step in Poe and Finn's potential ‘Star Wars’ romance, according to John Boyega

While there was plenty to adore about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there was one hot topic that everyone has been discussing ever since it was released back in 2015. Of course, I am referring to the potential romance between Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron and John Boyega’s Finn, which was...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:20am

John Boyega says 'The Last Jedi' gives Carrie Fisher an 'amazing' send-off

Anyone worried that Carrie Fisher would get some awkward or even distasteful send-off in “The Last Jedi” can relax. At least that’s what John Boyega says. The “Star Wars” star is making the interview rounds for “Detroit” — a very different movie...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:05am

John Boyega on what 'Detroit' says about today

If you’re a serious actor, you do what John Boyega has done: You make a “Star Wars” movie, then you star in a dark and gritty drama that speaks to real-world ills. That said, when the young “Force Awakens” actor, 25, found himself on “Detroit” — ...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:03pm

'Detroit' is a nightmarish history lesson about trauma

‘Detroit’ Director: Kathryn Bigelow Stars: John Boyega, Algee Smith Rating: R 4 (out of 5) Globes “Detroit” begins jarringly; initially you may wonder if you wandered into the wrong theater. It opens with an expressionistic animated prologue, done in crayon colors,...

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 5:06pm

New 'Detroit' trailer promises to ruin our lazy summer

Summer is the time for turning off your brain and watching big space robots clobber each other, or making another failed attempt to resist Minions, or trying to suss out whatever the hell this Luc Besson thing is. In other words, it ain’t the time for thinkin’. And yet in early August,...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:03pm

John Boyega reveals how Finn's doing in 'The Last Jedi'

Everything is “Star Wars” right now — or moreso than usual. Tomorrow, May 25, is the 40th anniversary of the release of the first “Star Wars.” There’s a huge, exclusive cover story, with plenty of revelations and photos, about “The Last Jedi” in...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:29am