May the 4th Be With You: John Boyega

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John Boyega poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

John Boyega poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Happy May 4th to all Star Wars fans! If you have been on the Internet or hit the theater this weekend to see Avengers then most likely you have seen the trailer for the next episode of Star Wars. Moreover, if you follow the saga at all you may have noticed something quite different. The trailer for Episode 7 revealed a black storm trooper who is played by British actor, John Boyega.

Fans have had a lot to say over the casting and even Boyega had a few words himself. He said,

“Thank you for all the love and support! The fan mail and fan art has added to my joy! Isn’t crazy that Star Wars is actually happening? I’m in the movie but as a Star Wars fan I am very excited! A year is a long time but it will be worth the wait. To whom it may concern… Get used to it 🙂 “

There you have it people, get used to seeing another race in a storm trooper ensemble and nice way to handle controversy John! Stay classy Boyega and we look forward to seeing more from you in the future.





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