John Boyega Shares He’s too “Heartbroken” to Read Leaked Script of “Star Wars: Duel of the Fates”

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  • Last updated: 31 Aug, 2022
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John Boyega, who played Finn, one of the most powerful Star Wars characters, recently commented about working on the franchise once more. In an interview with Sirius XM, Boyega said he would rather not return as Finn, at least for now.

It has been years since the Star Wars “sequel trilogy” wrapped up, and yet fans are awfully skeptical about its ending. While the entire 2019 saga of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was helmed by J.J Abrams, Episode 9 was one absolutely wild ride. The saga was to be written and directed by Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow previously.

Since then, details of Trevorrow’s scrapped version of the movie have trickled into the hands of the public, which would’ve been called “Star Wars: Duel of the Fates.”

According to Boyega, who told the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast that he was “heartbroken” at the possibility of what could’ve been.

While talking to Josh Horowitz on the podcast, John Boyega shared his two cents about the leaked script:

“I can’t read that one because I’ll be heartbroken, because I was… I had a sit down with Colin,” boyega explained. “I want to tell you… that’s one of the best Star Wars… meetings I’d ever had because it felt like two nerds that were like, ‘Yes, that’s what we want to see!’ …And I saw the art, you know, Stormtrooper rebellion, I was like, that stuff was cold.”

“Hopefully, Lucasfilm can give him an opportunity down the line to maybe work on something else, you know?” Boyega continued. “Because I’m sure they would love to collaborate with him again in any capacity.”

According to Boyega, he would’ve gone with Colin Trevorrow’s version:

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In a few interviews given earlier this year, Trevorrow says he still feels “deeply satisfied” given he got to work on the film even if his version of the film didn’t get to see the light of the day.

Trevorrow shared with Uproxx:

“It was complicated. But, honestly, I mean, since we’re talking now in 2022, I can say honestly I’m very grateful to [Lucasfilm president] Kathy [Kennedy] for recognizing that she and I were never going to make a movie that we were both proud of together.

“And she’s been doing this for so long and she cares about me and I care about her and her family. And [producer] Frank [Marshall] and I are partners still. I’m a part of this group of incredible filmmakers, so it was a complicated moment, but now, having been able to do this and really feeling like this is what … I’m glad I did this.”

“I’m deeply, deeply satisfied for having done this. I appreciate that she had the wisdom to see something that, honestly, I’m not sure I could’ve seen because I was so dialed in to the story I wanted to tell.”

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