Whether or not Boyega will return to that galaxy far, far away is yet to be seen. But from what we can tell from these comments, that doesn’t seem to be his focus right now.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Boyega shared that Disney contacted him following the publication of his comments about his criticism for the latest Star Wars trilogy.
According to Boyega, there was a “transparent” exchange between Disney and the Star Wars actor:
It was a very honest, a very transparent conversation. There was a lot of explaining on their end in terms of the way they saw things. They gave me a chance also to explain what my experience was like.
This sounds like Disney wanted Boyega to know their point of view and perhaps the reasons behind their decisions. But it also sounds like they were interested in hearing Boyega’s side and in understanding how their decisions impacted his experience:
I’d hope that me being so open with my career, at this stage, would help the next man, the guy that wants to be the assistant DOP, the guy that wants to be a producer. I hope that the conversation is not such a taboo or elephant in the room now, because someone just came and said it.
It also shows us that Boyega’s openness pushed Disney to address the issue; and even though The Rise of Skywalker and the Skywalker Saga is complete, Disney won’t be able to ignore these issues in their future projects.