After declaring that he’s moved on from Star Wars, British actor John Boyega seems to have his sights set on a role in a DC movie.
The actor made the comments on Twitter after a fan suggested that he should play Static, a character who gains electricity-based abilities after being exposed to a chemical explosion. He later becomes a member of the Teen Titans – which was possible after Milestone Comics closed and Static was incorporated into the DC Universe.
As announced at DC FanDome, a Static Shock movie is now officially in the works, with director Reginald Hudlin stating that the project is being developed as a theatrical feature at Warner Bros.
Boyega, who often interacts with fans on social media, responded to the Tweet saying he’s “too old” and would “love to see a newcomer” play the part instead.
Several fans then joined the conversation to suggest other DC roles for the former Star Wars actor.
When one person limited his casting to John Stewart or Green Lantern Boyega said, “Lmaooooo too funny. I can’t be red hood? Damn.”
The Red Hood is an alias used by various DC characters. But the most widely known person to assume the identity in the comics’ main continuity is Jason Todd, a former Robin who is killed by the Joker and then resurrected with a very different personality.
While the character hasn’t made an appearance on the big screen yet, DC show Titans is set to explore the Red Hood in its third season. The story will see Jason Todd (Curran Walters) ditch his Robin costume in favour of the Red Hood in order to take revenge on his old team after a big falling out.
While Boyega rose to fame as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, he’s has also had starring roles in Detroit and Pacific Rim: Uprising. He’s also given stellar performances in the Steve McQueen series, Small Axe (on BBC) and is set to star in a new feature film called Naked Singularity.
With so much versatility in his repertoire, John Boyega would be a great addition to any superhero movie he signs on for.
You can check out Boyega’s exchange with fans on the original Twitter post below.
Too old! I’d love to see a newcomer! https://t.co/Dq7giNlpex
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) August 26, 2020