Star Wars sequel trilogy actor John Boyega has responded to the outpouring support for his Black Lives Matter speech with a heartfelt message.
The Black Lives Matter movement continues to grow with protests happening around the world following the death of George Floyd. Various celebrities have shown their support with posts on social media, donations, and appearances at protests. One celebrity who was seen at a protest in the United Kingdom was John Boyega, with videos of his powerful speech surfacing online.
John Boyega’s activism garnered a ton of support online from fans, filmmakers, fellow co-stars, and the official Star Wars social media accounts, especially after the actor felt he wouldn’t get hired in another film or television project afterwards. Today, Boyega shared a heartfelt message on Instagram to thank supporters, with images from his visits at schools in London’s Southwark borough.
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Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
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.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars 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 appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
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