In the same films, John Boyega’s character was also met with backlash. John said he felt his character was also sidelined. “You get yourself involved in projects, and you’re not necessarily going to like everything,” John said in a GQ interview. “[But] what I would say to Disney is do not bring out a Black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up.” 

“You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know fuck all.”