If you’re wondering whether or not John Boyega might ever go back to Star Wars, consider giving it—and him—a rest. Sure, a recent article from Deadline quotes the actor saying he’s “open to all opportunities” and all. But there are plenty of reasons not to expect him visiting any galaxies far, far away anytime soon.
In the first place, Disney CEO Bob Iger recently said the company’s going to put less focus on both their Star Wars and their Marvel content, citing “cost containment.” Which…let’s just go ahead and take SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher’s comments on Iger for that. “‘There he is, sitting in his designer clothes and just got on his private jet at the billionaire’s camp, telling us we’re unrealistic when he’s making $78,000 a day.'”
But ok. Back to John Boyega. Let’s pretend we live in a perfect world, where everyone gets fair pay and multibillion-dollar corporations don’t keep crying poor. And, in such a world, let’s pretend there’s definitely a future with plenty more Star Wars films and/or series, telling us all sorts of inspiring stories about how we should absolutely always stand up to nazis. Even then, don’t expect the actor to jump at the chance. Not until he feels more well-rested, at least.
On Wednesday afternoon, Boyega seemed ready to kill anything that we might remotely consider a new hope for him and his character returning to the franchise. “If I am cast in any new projects, trust me, you will hear from me on any of my social media platforms,” he wrote. “There’s no news so far! So disregard any article that says otherwise. None of them have the exclusive.” And then, this is where the actor became hella relatable: He ended the tweet with “I am open to sleeping right now. Thanks x.”
We, too, are open to sleeping right now. Because everything is exhausting as fuck. In fact, we would like to know where and how to get hired as people who just…get to take a nap. As in, just let us knock out until everything stops sucking the life out of us. We’re tired.
Come to think of it, that gives us a brilliant idea. Maybe all the Resistance fighters from Star Wars can help us out here. Can the Jedi use the Force to let the snooze be with us? Or, like, could they help us find some peace? Could they, at the very least, protect us from this whole…everything, really? Or is there a story where they get to take a nap, too? What then?
So, yeah. John Boyega, you’re extremely real for just wanting to sleep. Star Wars is going to have to wait for the writers and actors to get fair deals anyway, so shoot for the ZZZs instead of the stars. And maybe by the time Boyega finishes Rip Van Winkleing, things will be better. We’re not overly optimistic on that last point, but sweet dreams and all that good stuff.
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