While we don't know the plot for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, last week's debut trailer hinted strongly that John Boyega, i.e. "the first person we see in the trailer," will have a leading role. Boyega happens to be wearing a stormtrooper suit in the teaser. He also happens to be black, which, oddly enough, has unnerved some people who don't like the idea of black stormtroopers.
In a post on Instagram this weekend, Boyega had this to say:
Classy. As. Hell.
This is far from the first time fans have been in an uproar over casting black actors (Remember Rue, Thresh, and Cinna from The Hunger Games? Or Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot?). Thanks to the internet, it's especially, painfully obvious when these outcries happen. And as more Star Wars details come out — we still have more than year before The Force Awakens is released — there's bound to be more waves of angry sentiment.
Can't we just focus on the things that actually matter? Of course I'm talking about lightsabers.