A Black guy is playing a Strormtrooper in Star Wars….
‘GET OVER IT’
After the announcement that British actor John Boyega would be playing the role of a Stormtrooper in the upcoming instalment of the Star Wars enterprise- Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, we sort of expected some racist puns aimed at him, but to our surprise, it was quite well received.
Fast forward a few months later, with the release of the trailer for the movie and it appears it’s suddenly just dawned on some folks that a.black.guy.is.actually.playing.stormtrooper.in.starwars, and out came the knives.
The 88 second clip showed screened across selected cinemas in the US over the weekend shows Boyega , 22 first in a desert running across the field with no sight of the usual faces of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher yet- perhaps a subtle introduction into the newer generation in the movie franchise.
Boyega posted on his Instagram how happy he was with the reception so far and just when we thought he was going to ignore the haters…..he posted this at the bottom of his post….nice.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in Cinemas in the UK from the 18th of december