in , , ,

‘That stuff was cold’: John Boyega Reveals Original Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Script Was Even More ‘Heartbreaking’ Than What We Got in Movie

John Boyega became best-known after his role as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Recently the actor revealed what he thought of Colin Trevorrow’s plans for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Episode IX. The film in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy was previously planned to be directed by Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow, but for some reason, Disney and Lucasfilm discarded him and canceled everything he had planned.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Boyega
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Boyega

Also read: Daniel Craig Reveals The Story Behind His Surprising Cameo In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

JJ Abrams took over the film, resulting in receiving mixed reviews from the fans, but after the film was released, the discarded plans made by Colin Trevorrow began to leak out all over the media. One of that plans is the finale set on Coruscant and John Boyega’s Fin leading an army himself.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Boyega Shares His Thoughts on Colin Trevorrow’s Plans

John Boyega reveals Colin Trevorrow’s Plans
John Boyega reveals Colin Trevorrow’s Plans

Recently the actor opened up about the way Disney handled his character. In a recent interview with the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, the actor talked about his thoughts on Colin Trevorrow’s planned Star Wars film and how he was heartbroken:

“I can’t read that one because I’ll be heartbroken, because I was… I had a sit down with Colin. 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.”

You may also like: REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

We know that John Boyega has never been quiet about how he felt Disney handled his character, but this time he didn’t have much to say about Colin Trevorrow’s planned film, and his reaction gives the answer.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Official Synopsis

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Episode IX
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Episode IX

John Boyega was last seen in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The official synopsis of the film reads:

“Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker features Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher returned as General Leia Organa by using the previously unreleased clip for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Check out: Finn’s Secret in ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ Revealed

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX) was released on 20 December 2019. It is available on Disney+, Prime Video, and VUDU.