John Boyega Has Zero Interest In Any Marvel Roles Right Now

If it hasn’t been clear over the last few years, John Boyega has no interest in suiting up for another Star Wars movie. The choices he’s made, starring in films such as Naked Singularity, Small Axe, and the upcoming drama Breaking (formerly 892) show that he’s got a different mindset towards his career now. Unfortunately, that means all of the rumors and fan theories putting him with Marvel Studios are a pipe dream. For now.

Speaking with Men’s Health, Boyega responded “That’s not in the vision for me now” when asked about the Marvel rumors. Boyega continued…

“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.”

However, Boyega wasn’t going to shut the door on the possibility of playing James Bond, as he’s popped up on more than a few wish lists. Confirming that he has never been approached to play 007, Boyega also said “No, but you know if they give me that call, I’ll be there.” 

Coming up for Boyega is the aforementioned Breaking, which I saw during its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year. He also has the Netflix sci-fi comedy They Cloned Tyrone, alongside a pair of Marvel alums, Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris. Perhaps they could lean on him a little bit? There’s also a long-awaited sequel to 2010’s Attack the Block, which Boyega recently displayed the script cover.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.