Alright if you were born in the last 24 hours, I’ll give you a break, but if you weren’t … I’m sure you have seen the new Star Wars trailer. If you haven’t what the hell are you waiting for?
There has been a lot of controversy in the Star Wars community regarding the casting of John Boyega as one of the main characters in the movie, Finn. Personally, I think he is going to blow that shit out of the water! People were having a fit the very first time they saw a teaser for the movie and he pulled off his stormtrooper helmet! OMG he’s not white. Who cares?!?!?!?
Star Wars has always signaled the inclusion of everyone (including Jar Jar, but we don’t like to talk about that!). There is no room in the Star Wars universe for those who think someone who is not white can’t pull off this role.
Star Wars has also given us strong women to get behind. I bet you Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia could pull the ears off a gundark. So when there was a female cast as the lead in the story, no one seemed to mind. I don’t mind any of them.
This shouldn’t be a controversy at all. Aren’t we all just people anyway?
So see the trailer and you will be blown away by the performances of this new group of Star Wars alumni. I’m sure they will bring to life the galaxy far, far away.
Until next time, may the force be with you!