Black Actor John Boyega Cast In Star Wars VII And It Looks Like He’s The Lead…

by on April 30, 2014


John Boyega, a 22-year-old Black British actor of Nigerian descent, has been cast in Star Wars Episode VII. It looks like he’s playing the lead character, but sources are refusing to state this outright. Star Wars VII director J.J. Abrams probably wants the character details underwraps, and entertainment sources do not want to get on his bad side. Especially not when the next few years will be filled with breaking news and leaks pertaining to the film. No media outlet wants to risk missing out on new information because Abram’s doesn’t trust them.

So what is certain? It is certain that Boyega has been cast along with returning trio Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. Additionally newcomers including Oscar IsaacAdam DriverAndy Serkis (Gollum from Lord of The Rings), Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley , Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker have made the finalized cast list.

Why we think John Boyega is the lead:

Moviefone posted an article about Boyega with the goal to “get up close and person with our future favorite Jedi.” The article also calls him the face of Star Wars VII.

The website Heavy posted an article stating outright that Boyega is playing the lead character, but does not give a source for this information.

Who is John Boyega articles are popping up everywhere. No other actor is being focused on.

He’s the hottest member of the cast. J.J. Abrams posted a picture of the cast’s first table read, and Boyega is by far the youngest and hottest. Do you see anyone else in the photo who the film could focus on?


So here’s a little briefing on John Boyega. The young actor began appearing on screen in 2011. His first role was very silly. It was called Attack The Block, and it centered around a gang of teenagers trying to defend themselves from alien invaders. But he’s moved on to do serious work, and appeared in the yet to be released Half A Yellow Sun beside Chiwetel Ejiofor. In a short span of time Boyega has gone from silly to serious to blockbuster. And he’s only 22 years-old. He’s the kind of actor that makes you ask “what am I doing in my life?” With that said, he must be good right? Here’s a clip of Boyega in an interview for Attack the Block.


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