Anticipation is high for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The sequel has had some excellent, spoiler-free trailers, while critics who recently saw the film had near universally positive things to say, praising the characters, emotion, action, and surprising twists. The hype is real and fans are in a rush to see the movie, but none so more than John Boyega. The Finn actor very nearly missed the red carpet premiere of The Last Jedi on Saturday when his flight out of Atlanta was in danger of being canceled over bad weather. Boyega chronicled his journey over social media, beginning with this tweet:
John Boyega was almost stuck in Atlanta after snow threatened to cancel his flight out to Los Angeles. With seemingly no other options, there was a strong chance that Boyega was going to miss the red carpet premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Boyega took to his Twitter account to share the news, writing at almost 6:30 in the morning that he was trying to get back for the LA premiere and that he "actually NEEDS a pilot." That's a reference to one of his lines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there was no Poe Dameron around to help him in Atlanta.
Fans were quick to make several Star Wars-related jokes about the situation, posted gifs of pilots like Poe Dameron and Porkins, or writing that John Boyega's former co-star Harrison Ford (who is a real-life pilot) should go pick him up. The Last Jedi team also took notice of Boyega's S.O.S. His director, Rian Johnson, issued a final direction to his actor in a reply tweet.
While it would be fun to think that John Boyega then had his own Planes, Trains, and Automobiles adventure to make it to California on time for his big movie premiere, the solution turned out to be much simpler. Boyega's flight was able to leave that Saturday morning after all, but it sounds like it was still a nail-biter to make it to LA on time. The Star Wars actor concluded his journey with one final tweet to his account that he had made it to his destination...just without any luggage.
John Boyega made it safe and sound to the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, enjoying a movie that the rest of us have to wait until December 15 until we can see it and all its glory. The movie is almost upon us, so make sure to pre-order your tickets while there are still seats available. To learn everything you can about The Last Jedi, check out our comprehensive guide on the highly anticipated sequel.