Boyega's first film role was as the lead, Moses, in British horror comedy Attack the Block (2011), directed by Joe Cornish. That year he also filmed a pilot for the boxing drama Da Brick, which was not picked up for a series, and appeared in four episodes of the webseries Becoming Human. In 2013, he had a supporting role in the Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun, as well as the BBC TV movie The Whale, dramatizing the 1820 sinking of the Essex. He starred in the crime drama Imperial Dreams, which was screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and appeared that year in 24: Live Another Day.
His involvement in the sequel trilogy was first announced on April 29, 2014. He has also been involved in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny as well as several Star Wars video games; After making a Twitter post criticizing Star Wars Battlefront's lack of a story campaign, Boyega hosted a trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II.
Work in Star Wars
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 150
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 154
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 155
- "Bantha Tracks"—Star Wars Insider 160
- "John Boyega Is Finn"—Star Wars Insider 162
Notes and references
- Tassi, Paul (March 4, 2016). John Boyega Asks EA For A 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Story Campaign. Forbes. forbes.com. Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
- This is Star Wars Battlefront 2. EA Star Wars. YouTube (September 26, 2017). Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
- Reilly, Dan (January 21, 2016). Star Wars and Saturday Night Live's Long History in 16 Sketches. vulture.com.
- John Boyega on Wikipedia