John has played the role of Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Mark Hamill himself also responded to Boyega's tweets, joking telling his co-star, "Be careful there son- the last time I let a fan put themself in my shoes, they just took off running & sold them on Ebay".
Disney's new Star Wars movies are proving incredibly divisive among fans, in particular The Last Jedi, but things apparently wouldn't have been much different had George Lucas held on to Lucasfilm. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. "The feed off the force".
Earlier this year Luke Skywalker star Mark Hamill revealed Lucas' original plan for the sequel trilogy ending. There won't be a Star Wars Celebration this year, with the convention returning in April 2019, taking place in Chicago, which could likely be when the first trailer for Star Wars 9 will be released.
Star Wars: Episode IX is released in United Kingdom cinemas on December 19, 2019.
Most recently, the idea would make an appearance in 2016s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story where two characters from that film were part of the Guardians of the Whills, protectors of the Temple of Kyber and its pilgrims on the planet Jeddha. "You're not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude". The midi-chlorians are the ones that communicate with the Whills. They are essentially a bunch of tiny creatures who happen to have control over the entire universe by tapping into the largest force there is, so large it's literally called THE force; what a bizzare contradiction. According to Lucas, it would have tied in more directly to 1999s The Phantom Menace than the original trilogy, much to the chagrin of fans. I never got to tell people about it.
Lucas went on to state that, "of course, a lot of the fans would have hated it, just like they did Phantom Menace and everything, but at least the whole story from beginning to end would have been told".
The Last Jedi's problem is more serious than that: after this epic movie hit screens, breakout star Kelly Marie Tran - who plays Resistance fighter (okay, maintenance worker) Rose Tico - received a barrage of hateful abuse online from racist, misogynistic jerks who couldn't deal with her ethnicity and sex.