Daisy Ridley Got John Boyega a Strangely Spider-Man Related Gift to Celebrate Wrapping Star Wars Episode IX

Finn and Rey, best of friends.
Finn and Rey, best of friends.
Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Because when I think Star Wars, I think… Oscorp?

Mysteries abound on John Boyega’s Instagram, where, as Slash Film reports, he shared images of gifts he received to celebrate a momentous occasion: the wrapping of principal photography on Star Wars Episode IX.

Kathleen Kennedy got him a pretty standard movie gift: a cool prop, giving him a pretty fancy blaster that looks a lot like the one Finn used in A Force Awakens. Solid. That makes perfect sense. Really cool.

Daisy Ridley got him another movie prop. But a stranger one. It appears to be, so far as we and Slash Film can figure, a vial from the Oscorp Industries laps, as depicted in The Amazing Spider-Man, the iteration of Spidey movies before the current era, which starred Andrew Garfield as the webslinger.

Image: via John Boyega’s Instagram

Uhh. What? Why? Is Boyega, like, a big fan of that iteration of Spider-Man? Did he, as Slash Film speculates, not get a part in the films he wanted? Or is this some goofy inside joke between him and Ridley?

Or. Or. Maybe this is a hint. Maybe Star Wars Episode IX will be a greater crossover event than even Avengers: Infinity War. Maybe the last Jedi wasn’t Rey after all. Maybe it was someone a bit more spider-like.

Or maybe not. But that’s the best I’ve got. Star Wars Episode IX comes out December 20, 2019.


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Daisy Ridley starred in Murder on the Orient Express a while back, also starring William Dafoe. When Boyega heard this he clearly (and happily) expressed his admiration of Dafoe to her, something along the lines of “oh man, when I first saw him as the Goblin... yada yada yada... I am so jealous of you, D-Roo*.”

*He may or may not have referred to Daisy Ridley as D-Roo.