Nigerian/British actor John Boyega has replied fans who are against his playing a stormtropper in the latest instalment of the popular Star War series. The fans are against the idea of black stormtroopers in “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” movie, and went online to share their grievances.
The controversial response led to the hashtag #blackstormtrooper to become as a trending topic on Twitter.
John Boyega however took to his Instagram to reply.
“Thank you all for the love and support! The fan mail and joy has added to my joy. Isn’t it crazy that Star Wars’ is actually happening?
I’m in the movie, but as a Star Wars fan, I am very excited. A year is a long time, but it would be worth the wait. To Whom It May Concern “Get used to it” – he replied.
He featured in ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ as Ugwu; Odenigbo’s houseboy, and is popular for his character as Moses in the 2011 movie ‘Attack the Block’.