Despite Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arriving in theaters nearly a year ago, it’s still hard to believe that the Skywalker Saga is done. While the galaxy far, far away will continue to expand through live-action shows on Disney+, the franchise as we know it has come to an end. This has freed up the schedule of stars like Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, although the latter actor recently explained how racial backlash against him ultimately soured his feelings about the franchise.

John Boyega made his Star Wars debut in The Force Awakens, as Finn the ex-Stormtrooper. While fans were eager to dive back into the colorful franchise, Boyega was the subject of a ton of backlash ahead of the movie, largely for being a Black man in a leading role. The 28 year-old actor/producer recently spoke to how this affected his overall feelings about his time as Finn, saying:

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