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Why the force has definitely awakened in sidelined John

Star wars actor's 'Solo' run

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Boyega and Daisy Ridley starred in the trilogy reboot

Boyega and Daisy Ridley starred in the trilogy reboot

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Protestor:  John Boyega

Protestor: John Boyega

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Boyega and Daisy Ridley starred in the trilogy reboot

Schvrmmmm! That's the sound of John Boyega whipping out his lightsaber to rip Disney a new one.

The British actor first went stratospheric as former stormtrooper Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

But fans had to Luke a bit harder after his character was shunted aside in sequels The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Part-Nigerian John previously hit headlines after making a powerful speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London in June.

Gracing the cover of GQ Magazine this week, he showed how the movement has even reached a galaxy far, far away as he slammed bosses for staying on the light side.

"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," the 28-year-old blasted. "It's not good. I'll say it straight up.

"What they want you to say is, 'I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience...' Nah, nah, nah. I'll take that deal when it's a great experience.

"They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let's be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I'm not exposing anything."

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Protestor:  John Boyega

Protestor: John Boyega

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Protestor: John Boyega

From Jannah (played by Naomi Ackie) to Rose (played by Kelly Marie Tran), it doesn't take Yoda to figure out that sidelined characters of colour were, yes, hrrrm.

Even droids R2-D2 and C-3PO were fleshed out better than Finn and his love interest in the final instalment of the trilogy last year.

Try telling that to the space cadets who rounded on its "ungrateful" star after the interview went viral though.

And while Hollywood young gun John won widespread praise for speaking out with such Force against the Star Wars money- printing machine, a small Rebel Alliance also took aim at the Londoner for daring to slate the long-running sci-fi series, which he acknowledged also gave him his "stepping stone".

Among them, alleged comedian Michael Rapaport who put in his tuppence worth: "Yo my man you have done so much in a short period of time. Congrats... but you ain't the first actor to have an unnuanced character in a Star Wars movie.

"Welcome to showbusiness. S**t doesn't always go your way."

At the age of just 23, landing a lead role in the world's biggest movie franchise must have seemed like a dream come true for John Boyega.

Even on Planet Ahch-To though, delight can fast turn to disappointment when you're being taken for granted.

Not such a long time ago, posing alongside his Star Wars family on the red carpet, the young actor looked happy just to be there.

Now as he goes Solo, the growingly self-confident star has proven he isn't taking any Sith off anyone in the workplace or beyond.

Wookie or just rookie, really isn't that a Jedi mind trick we could all do with learning?

Irish Independent