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John Boyega Teases ‘Something New’ With ‘Attack the Block’ Director

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John Boyega Teases ‘Something New’ With ‘Attack the Block’ Director

A cryptic tweet from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor John Boyega may hint he’s ready to return to his pre-fame roots.

Before he was cast as Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel, Boyega starred in the 2011 cult hit “Attack the Block,” a sci-fi horror comedy about a group of teens in South London fighting alien invaders. Written and directed by Joe Cornish, the film was only Boyega’s second role, following a recurring part on the “Being Human” spinoff “Becoming Human.”

On Saturday, Boyega tweeted, “Saw Joe Cornish the other day. Yes. We are brainstorming. #something new.”

Cornish previously teased a sequel to “Attack the Block,” saying Boyega had approached him with an idea for “a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in ‘Attack of the Block’ was just the [first wave] and there’s another wave of bigger creatures.” Boyega’s idea also prominently featured his character Moses leading an entire army of South London kids.

RELATED: Review: “Attack the Block”

Cornish went on to work on 2011’s “The Adventures of Tintin” and 2015’s “Ant-Man.” Boyega, meanwhile, has a full schedule beyond “Star Wars,” with his name attached to the upcoming “Watership Down” miniseries, the “Pacific Rim” sequel, Tom Hanks‘ “The Circle” and an untitled Kathryn Bigelow film about the 1967 Detroit Riots.

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