John Boyega and Joe Cornish plotting 'Attack The Block' sequel

Ben Arnold
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Attack The Block (Credit: StudioCanal/Film4)

It was thanks to Joe Cornish's 2011 sci-fi comedy Attack The Block that John Boyega made his debut on the big screen.

And now, Cornish has revealed that he's met with Boyega – who's since made his name in a franchise by the name of Star Wars – about a possible sequel.

Speaking to the Script Apart podcast, Cornish said: “We've got ideas. I met with John a couple of months ago to talk about it. We've always had ideas after the first one.

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“But obviously we've both been busy doing different things. In a way, the longer you leave it, the more interesting it is. So that's all I'll say.”

Referring to Boyega's recent notoriety for his impassioned speech at the Black Lives Matters protests, he went on: “The movie's nearly ten years old now, and it's trying to address issues that were fairly ingrained then, and have certainly stuck around. At the time when it came out, it put a lot of people's backs up, because it has a very unusual protagonist and arc.

John Boyega, Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright at Comic-Con 2011 (Credit: Wendy Redfern/Redferns)

“It's wonderful that people are revisiting the film. Most of all, it's a moment for John, and it's a moment for hopefully some social change. To be a tiny little part of something that I hope is much, much bigger is exciting.”

Encouragingly, Boyega also weighed in on Twitter:

The movie, penned and directed by Cornish, found Boyega playing Moses, a teenage gang leader in South London who finds himself battling aliens which have crash landed via meteorites on Earth.

It also starred Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail and Nick Frost.