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05/27/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) News Videos

The Force Awakens actor is back in brick in the new trailer for the Lego Star Wars video game


RADIO TIMES – Star Wars actor John Boyega is a busy boy right now.


As if filming the next Episode in the franchise wasn’t work enough, he’s also preparing for a theatre production with Harry Potter playwright Jack Thorne AND working on a Netflix and BBC adaptation of children’s classic Watership Down.


Thankfully, there’s still a chance to see more of him as Finn – in the Lego Star Wars video game.


Boyega recorded his own dialogue for the Lego version of his Force Awakens character, meaning we all get to check in with everybody’s favourite treacherous stormtrooper/sanitation supervisor.


Check out an exclusive clip of the game below, due out 28th June 2016.



05/27/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) Casting Rumors


THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Time to put the costume back in the closet, internet.


Despite a persistent rumor, John Boyega will not be in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.


The last 24 hours has seen speculation spread that the Star Wars star would be joining Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan in the Marvel movie.


But Boyega’s reps tell THR that the actor is not and will not be part of the movie, which is building up a predominant black cast under the direction of Ryan Coogler, the director behind Creed, as it focuses on the very first black superhero in American comics.


Boyega’s agent in the U.K. took to Twitter to also deny the rumor, which began when Kevin Feige began following the actor on Twitter.


05/19/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) Award Nominations

TV3 – John Boyega earned another rising talent award at the Trophee Chopard ceremony in Cannes, France on Thursday (13May16).


The British actor, who rose to fame in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, added a further prize to his award shelf when he was presented with the Trophee Chopard, an annual prize for up-and-coming stars, by French actress Juliette Binoche as part of the Cannes Film Festival.
British actress Bel Powley was also given the award, and they both follow in the footsteps of previous recipients, which include Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger, and Shailene Woodley.


Accepting his award, John thanked his agent Femi Oguns “because he’s the reason for this,” as he gestured up and down his body. He also joked with Chopard bosses if he can keep the accolade, saying, “I get to have it, right? Just checking.”


John and Bel went up against each other for the Rising Star BAFTA Award in February (16) alongside Brie Larson, Taron Egerton and Dakota Johnson. John emerged victorious, taking home the blue BAFTA mask. He also won the Best Male Newcomer prize at the Empire Awards in London in March (16).


Speaking with Vulture after the Cannes ceremony, John reflected on how life has changed since starring in the highly anticipated movie. He said, “I get stopped sometimes; sometimes I don’t. But, you know, with that being said, there are still two more Star Wars movies!


“It’s fun, it’s hard work, it makes you happy, it challenges you, it’s all of those things mixed into one, but fundamentally because of the great group that we have that I’m working with, it’s a great experience.”


The ceremony, thrown by bosses of Swiss jewellery brand Chopard, was also attended by new couple Liam Payne and Cheryl, forrmerly known by married name Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who looked loved-up on the red carpet.


05/15/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) Interview Star Wars Episode VIII

VARIETY  — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” breakout John Boyega and “Diary of a Teenage Girl” star Bel Powley made their debut at Cannes last night, receiving this year’s Chopard Trophy from from the hands of Juliette Binoche and Variety Vice President and Executive Editor Steven Gaydos.


The pair, who had never met, said they immediately clicked, and it showed when they started joshing around at the cocktail, which gathered high-profile guests, including Cannes President Pierre Lescure; Cannes jury members Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen and Laszlo Nemes; Chopard’s Caroline Scheufele; and producer Elizabeth Karlsen. The duo sat down with Variety following the ceremony to talk about their blossoming careers.


Variety: So it’s your first time in Cannes and you got here 12 hours ago. Have you had any interesting encounters?


Boyega: We met each other and that’s already great! Our paths have always crossed, but we’ve never had an official conversation.


Powley: We’ve been at the same places but we’ve never actually conversed.


So maybe one day you can star in a movie together. So tell me, you’re shooting the next “Star Wars” installment?


Boyega: Yes, I’m in the thick of it now so it’s nice to be here, see the view and then go back.


And then, straight back into the shoot?


Boyega: Yes, straight back.


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05/09/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) Article Star Wars Episode VIII Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

So sorry I forgot to wish everyone Happy Star  Wars Day! May the Fourth be  with you (even 5 days late!)


MTV – It’s pretty hard to avoid the fact that today is May 4, also known as May the 4th be with you, also known as Star Wars Day. You see, today, more than any other day, young Padawan, is a celebration of George Lucas’s extensive universe — and you don’t have to live in a galaxy far, far away to participate in the festivities.


This year, Star Wars newbies Daisy Ridley and John Boyega — Ridley is currently busy filming Star Wars: Episode VIII (NBD) — were hella excited to take part in the fandom celebration. Here’s how precious humans Ridley, Boyega, and the rest of the Star Wars cast celebrated their big day.




Have you ever seen a smile so magnificent? It’s seriously out of this galaxy. (Get it?)



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05/09/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) Casting News Woyzeck

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – After soaring to record box office numbers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega has landed his first leading role in a major stage production: a 2017 adaptation of Georg Büchner’s unfinished play Woyzeck, EW can confirm.


Deadlne reported Wednesday morning that the 24-year old British actor will topline the production, scheduled to premiere next year at The Old Vic theater in London. U.K. playwright Jack Thorne is adapting the script, which revolves around a working-class soldier who has a child out of wedlock. Thorne was recently nominated for a BAFTA for his work on the drama series The Last Panthers, and is currently also adapting Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for the small screen.


Director Werner Herzog previously brought Woyzeck to life in a 1979 film of the same name, which starred Klaus Kinski in the title role. Alban Berg composed an opera, Wozzeck, based on Büchner’s unfinished play, in 1922.


Prior to being cast as Finn, a Stormtrooper, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Boyega had roles in 24: Live Another Day and the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Half of a Yellow Sun. He previously appeared on stage in a South Thames College production of Othello. Boyega is currently filming the sequel to The Force Awakens, set to debut on Dec. 15, 2017.


Boyega was also recently confirmed to lend his voice to the upcoming animated Netflix/BBC miniseries Watership Down, in which he plays a rabbit forced to search for a new home following the destruction of his burrow.


While no premiere date for Woyzeck has been confirmed, it is expected to debut sometime in 2017.


05/09/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) Casting News Woyzeck

VARIETY – Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega is headed to London to appear in the new version of Georg Buchner’s influential 19th century drama, Woyzeck.


Directed by Joe Murphy, the play is set to run from Feb. 25 through April 15 next year. The production will mark Boyega’s first appearance on the London stage. The play centers on a low-ranking soldier who undergoes abusive treatment that eventually pushes him to commit a shocking act of violence.


The production was announced Wednesday. Woyzeck was written by Jack Thorne, the playwright behind the upcoming two-part theater event Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


Boyega will reprise his starring role as rebel stormtrooper Finn in Star Wars: Episode VIII, directed by Rian Johnson.


In March, Adam Driver shared a few juicy details about Star Wars: Episode VIII. The actor, who played Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens, reassured fans that the First Order and Resistance are still at odds.


“They’re still at war. It’s still Star Wars,” Driver joked during a special Q&A hosted by Entertainment Weekly. “They’re not at peace.”


The actor also talked about his working relationship with Johnson and how his style of work differs from The Force Awakens’ J.J. Abrams.


“Their temperaments are different,” Driver said. “I feel like there was so many moving pieces in the first one – just trying to solve it and set the vocabulary for what it was. There’s a lot of that anxiety is gone, because people have developed a language. I think it’s more of a testament to Rian coming into something very established and making it [his own]. I can’t wait to get on set, just because he’s so unassuming and intelligent and approachable. The script they’ve come up with is really great.”


05/09/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) Gallery Update Magazine scans Photoshoots



05/01/2016  •  Posted By alikat  •  0 Comment(s) Gallery Update Magazine scans Photoshoots Project Screencaps Screencaps

I’m working on adding all the screencaps of John’s live appearances and interviews. I have a long way to go because there are a lot of them! but I’ve done the photoshoots and Talk Shows for starters plus I finally found a good copy of John’s BBC movie, The Whale. Thanks to Daisy Ridley Source for the additional photos from the Empire Award Photobooth.





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