John Boyega says he's already 'moved on' from the 'Star Wars' saga

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Boyega in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)
Boyega in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

John Boyega has made his last appearance in the Star Wars saga, it would seem.

The British actor, who made his name as ex-stormtrooper turned resistance fighter Finn in the sequel movies, has told fans that he's now officially 'moved on'.

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On Friday, Boyega posted a picture on Instagram of his return to the make-up chair, sporting a protective mask and gown, while the make-up artist is shown in a full visor.

“Back on set!” he captioned. “Have a nice day everyone.”

John Boyega poses for photographers upon arrival at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London, Sunday, Feb. 2 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
John Boyega (Credit: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

He then exchanged messages with fans, when one suggested: “Force Finn in action with Green lightsaber dressed in black is all I want from next SW film!”

Boyega then dropped the bombshell: “Lol no thank you. I’ve moved on.”

Though when another fan weighed in with: “Really just got those Disney bucks and dipped,” Boyega replied: “Nope. Not into playing one role for too long. I have more to offer than that. That’s all.”

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Boyega appeared as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Between the high-profile projects, he also appeared in period civil rights movie Detroit, tech-drama The Circle with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, and the Pacific Rim sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Since The Rise of Skywalker, he's filmed US drama Naked Singularity with Olivia Cooke and Bill Skarsgard.

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The project seen his latest Instagram post is likely to be the filming of Small Axe, a new mini-series for the BBC and Amazon created and directed by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen.

The anthology series will explore the experience of being black in Britain, with Marvel star Letitia Wright and Black Mirror's Malachi Kirby also on the bill.

It was recently announced that he’s also set to star in IRA thriller Borderland, with fellow Star Wars alumnus Felicity Jones and Jack Reynor.

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