John Boyega and Daisy Ridley Doing Voice Work for an Upcoming Cartoon Movie?

John Boyega-Daisy Ridley - star-wars-7

For some time now John Boyega has been hinting at a possible involvement with an upcoming cartoon project. Now there’s a new rumor on the web for a possible collaboration between Daisy and Disney. Could those two projects be connected and are they Star Wars related?…


First a slight off-topic. Few days ago Daisy Ridley deleted her Twitter account and as of today, John Boyega did the same. This is not related to this report but it’s worth mentioning. Both actors showed a great chemistry between them through their tweets. We surely will miss them.


Now back to the main topic. Our buddies at MakingStarWars were the first who spotted Boyega’s latest Instagram post (thank the Maker he still hasn’t deleted this account).



Boyega: “Working on a cartoon this morning! READY!”



It is unclear if this voice work was done for a Star Wars project or for something else. With his busy schedule and contract it’s very hard to assume that Boyega will do some voice work for a project not related to Disney, but who knows.

Born and raised fighting aliens from different planets #MO



If you remember 2 months ago Pomojema made a report on an upcoming Star Wars: Rebels book about a a dark-skinned Imperial Cadet named Zare Leonis (HERE). Because of the similarities between Zare Leonis’ description and the rumors about John Boyega’s character in Episode VII many people assumed that they both will be related. And who could blame them. It appears that they both choose to ditch the Empire in favor of doing the right thing. Now I hear many possibilities about this relation – from the plausible (John Boyega being the son of Leonis) to the outlandish (Boyega being Zare Leonis, who is still young by virtue of being frozen in carbonite for several decades).


Only time will tell who is right. Something else is also curious. Boyega’s best buddy from the Episode VII filming, Daisy Ridley has also been rumored to do some voice work for Dinsey. This report comes from a completely different source reporting Disney news.


From  moanaswaialiki:

Hey again guys! Once again from the mouse house. It’s been a crazy few days. Things have been moving so fast out of the blue. The lovely Jennifer Lee submitted a new draft of Wrinkle the other day, and it got an extremely good response. The powers that be are considering a switch to live action. If that’s the case, it could open the floodgates for me to storm back into Moana production. 😉


On a side note, early last week they had some VO auditions, and there was some heresay around the office that Daisy Ridley (of Star Wars fame) was brought in for a private audition for a speaking/singing role. Not sure what project it’s for, but Giants has been in preliminary VO casting for a bit, so that seems to be most likely the part she went in for.



J.J. Daisy & John

Now I’m not sure if all this voice work talk is a pure coincidence or something more. But if you remember in August both actors were in LA (where most of the voice auditions happen) with J.J. Abrams and Edgar Wright (HERE). We speculated by that time that Wright could probably be involved with another upcoming Star Wars projects. Could this be that project? Everything is possible but as always until there’s an official word everything is just a speculation and a wild guess.


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16 thoughts on “John Boyega and Daisy Ridley Doing Voice Work for an Upcoming Cartoon Movie?

  • September 30, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Okay then.

  • September 30, 2014 at 12:37 am

    ” It appears that they both choose to ditch the Empire in favor of doing the right thing. ”

    Since when is ditching the glorious empire and go to these horrible rebel scum the “right thing”?!


  • September 30, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Maybe a prequel cartoon for episode 7 with daisy and john’s characters as the leads and how they met?

  • September 30, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I’m wondering if the Boyega being an ex stormtrooper turned good guy rumor isn’t just confusion with this Zare Leonis character. He supposedly has the same back story. With all the different projects in development it’s possible that someone took Leonis’s story and made it Boyega’s? Remember the “A New Dawn” title rumor? It was partially correct.

    • September 30, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Or they were, actually, the same character in early drafts and JJ changed and the Rebels Team used the character in the series. Or it’s something completely different.

  • September 30, 2014 at 1:03 am

    It’s a Musical and it will be called “Twilight: A song to the Galaxy”. Alright, I’ll stop. But it could be a series that takes place sometime before the events of Episode VII or anything else. But something get my attention in that picture posted by Boyega, that monsters are not the same of Attack the Block?

    • September 30, 2014 at 3:30 am

      Those are definitely ATB’s aliens.

  • September 30, 2014 at 1:15 am

    i think that would be awesome if his character is introduced in rebels, frozen and then wakes up in ep 7. imagine introducing the new movie world from his character’s perspective.

  • September 30, 2014 at 3:48 am

    This may cheapen the franchise if they play cartoon versions of themselves.

    • September 30, 2014 at 5:05 am

      Because Phineas and Ferb and a bunch of other things didn’t do that already?

  • September 30, 2014 at 4:28 am

    wait is this a cartoon show or it is an animated feature film? either ways i think them being in a star wars cartoon before it’s actually been established that Ep VII is a hit is a little premature. That would be like George Lucas casting for a Jar-Jar Binks cartoon before Ep I came out. However Disney is super-interconnected. This cartoon(s) could just as easily be (and preferably are) Pixar, Disney proper or even Marvel cartoons, or for that matter, not disney at all; so unless we’re talking about a cameo on the existing Rebels show, I think this cartoon is a different matter entirely.
    If they have to do a direct spinoff cartoon from Ep 7, it would be a little more tasteful of them to wait a bit until the audience actually wants yet another star wars thing. I personally think this cartoon work is unrelated to the franchise.

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