John Boyega, known for playing Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, has denied rumours of joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel recently took over the recently wrapped San Diego Comic-Con by announcing multiple projects for phases 5 and 6. Following the comic-con announcement, rumours emerged that actor John Boyega may join Marvel, which the actor promptly denied.
In an interview the actor brushed off the rumours by saying “I want to do nuanced things. I want to donate my services to original indie films that come with fresh ideas, because I know it’s real hard to top Iron Man in that universe.”
Earlier last week, Ryan Gosling was also rumoured to join the MCU. The actor, who is currently busy acting in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, promptly denied the rumours but expressed interest in playing the role of Ghost Rider. Marvel boss Kevin Feige responded to Ryan Gosling’s comment by saying he would be happy to find a place for him in the MCU. The comment hinted at his interest to rope Ryan Gosling into the MCU without confirming if he would be cast as Ghost Rider. Feige is yet to respond to the rumours about John Boyega’s casting.
John Boyega’s Star Wars co-star Oscar Issac recently joined the MCU, playing the super hero with multiple personalities named Moon Knight in a TV series. The actor is currently working on They Cloned Tyrone, a science fiction comedy. The Woman King is the actor’s most recent work to be ready for release. The film, starring Viola Davis in the lead, arrives in theatres on 16 September.