John Boyega Seemingly Has No Interest In Replacing Jonathan Majors As Marvel’s New Kang

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Written By Sedoso Feb

The .gif in question, by the way, is an image of Donkey from the movie “Shrek” shaking its head in the negative. 

Boyega’s rejection of franchise jobs in a matter of record. This is, after all, the man who was once asked if he’d be interested in reprising his “Star Wars” role Finn on the small screen, and replied by saying “You ain’t gonna Disney+ me.” He knew Disney’s tendency to give supporting “Star Wars” characters their own TV shows on their streaming service Disney+, and wanted to ensure his disinterest was known. Boyega also expressed extreme relief in not having to appear in “Star Wars” movies anymore, saying that he was happy to go back to being a fan of the series and not worry about being the franchise’s face (although he seemingly didn’t want to burn any bridges, saying that there are certain circumstances that would bring him back to “Star Wars”).

Boyega has, however, rejected working in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film before. In 2022, he spoke to Men’s Health about rumors that he might appear in the then-upcoming feature film “The Marvels.” He rejected the idea outright, saying: 

“That’s not in the vision for me now. […] I want to do nuanced things … I want to donate my services to original indie films that come with new, fresh ideas, because I know it’s real hard to top ‘Iron Man’ in that universe.”

Boyega seems to long for more creativity and fewer franchises. 

Being swept up in the Marvel machine is, it seems, time-consuming and demanding. If Kang is to remain a part of the MCU, then Boyega would have to commit to multiple pictures over the next three, four, five years. One can understand his disinterest.


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