The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a definite highlight to the end of last week, certainly giving fans of the saga taking place in a galaxy far, far away something to be thankful for as we inch closer to the December 2015 release date for the new film. It wasn’t all smiles, though, as certain fans and observers online seemed to make some less-than-courteous comments about one aspect of the forthcoming film, seemingly at the sole expense of one of the new cast members.
Apparently, some outspoken fans are perplexingly taking issue with the fact that a Stormtrooper is black, and have been all too happy to speak out about it. Boyega, 22, recently took to Instagram to post his appreciation for the support of many fans that have been expressing it, while also reserving some words just for the people who seem to take issue with the role he’s playing:
Seems like a perfectly reasonable response, especially considering an “issue” that has about as much merit as trying to decide whether or not a Bantha poops like a rabbit, or like a dog. And that’s even before we take into account that what we managed to catch a glimpse of was a carefully designed teaser trailer, giving very little (if any) context to the images we’re actually seeing. Boyega’s response is just about perfect when aimed at both supporters, and detractors. If you want to get canonically technical, most hardcore Star Wars fans also know that Stormtroopers and Clonetroopers are not the same. During the Clone Wars, Clones filled all the roles in ground combat and as pilots in the Republic Navy. By the time the Empire had transitioned to the an enlisted military, anyone could become a Stormtrooper or an Imperial Pilot (including, in the expanded universe, Han Solo as a young man).
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th, 2015. For more on the new addition to the Star Wars saga as it develops, be sure to keep a tab open to GeekNation.
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