John Boyega has been a prolific actor, being cast in all sorts of roles from Star Wars to the sequel trilogy. However before he was an A-lister, he starred in the critically acclaimed film Attack The Block, which has since become a cult classic. With Attack The Block 2, Boyega will be returning to his old stomping ground.
The Star Wars actor shared his love of Attack the Block with Collider and shared an update on how the sequel is progressing. Giving fans a long-awaited status report, the British actor said:
Were quite close. Were gettin there. We want to take care of the creative process. We have the main spine of the story, but we were still in the lab, just making sure the story is right. But it will not be too long. Ive given them the drums to speed up the process. Hopefully soon, well have an announcement when well be around London, messing up.
It's great to hear that the development process is going smoothly, and that the sequel to Attack the Block will be released in the near future. Boyega provided more details regarding the narrative and the characters that will follow, saying:
It's been a pleasure to work with me and Joe Cornish on the script. We've worked hard on a story that works for Moses and the other characters that will be introduced in the sequel, and then, of course, there's a different perspective on writing it, with Joe having his own perspective and me having my own. London has changed so much, in so many different ways, since the first film. We were just trying to make sure we explored all of it, while bringing a completely different flavor to the
I'm not sure about you, but this film looks to be a smash hit. With John Boyegas' popularity skyrocketing since the first film, and fantastic source material to build off of, we may have a surprise surprise hit on our hands.
Boyega has been busy working on smaller projects outside the blockbuster franchise realm ever since his departure. He will play Viola Davis in the film The Woman King, which he is very interested in. He will also star alongside Jaime Foxx in a pulpy comedy titled They Cloned Tyrone for Netflix.
Boyega has been open about his mixed experience as a centerpiece for the Star Wars sequel films. Given his recent choices, he has a much greater interest in more personal projects, like Attack The Block 2. Im glad Boyega has found a career path that he enjoys and will serve him best as an actor.
With a Starz subscription, you may watch Attack The Block for any reason. You may also see other performances from the Star Wars franchise, which is now available on Disney+, or his Golden Globe-nominated mini-series Small Axe, which is now available for Amazon Prime Video subscribers.