UPDATE: The Force is strong with John Boyega. The Star Wars: The Last Jedi star tweeted his arrival in Los Angeles at 2:23 pm PST today with much joy and no luggage. Also, judging by the "kmt" at the bottom, Kelly Marie Tran was worried he wasn't going to make it in time.
Tonight is the long-awaited world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi ... but one of the film's brightest stars might not be able to be there.
Tweeting throughout this morning and afternoon, actor John Boyega has been offering updates on his attempts to get to Los Angeles in time for the event. He's stranded in Atlanta, which unfortunately has come under (a very unexpected) six inches of snow.
There seemed to be some hope earlier in the day, as Boyega tweeted about his predicament. He echoed his character's needs from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, writing that "I actually NEED a pilot!!!" There was a definite need for a real-life Poe Dameron to swoop in, and even The Last Jedi's director, Rian Johnson, urged Boyega to get moving, writing, "GET HERE JOHN!"
The outlook for Boyega, sadly, seems to spell doom for the actor's chances, as all flights in Atlanta are grounded. The Force works in mysterious ways, and that would seem to include snow in Atlanta. Another of Boyega's tweets reads, "Wow ATL. Looks like no one's leaving! Guess I'll start a family now..."
Though it may look like there is snow hope left (sorry), I wouldn't count good ol' FN-2187 out just yet. At the very least, this must be fun for the rest of stranded passengers -- if you have to be stuck in an airport, you could do worse than being stranded with John Boyega.
Be sure to check back here tonight and tomorrow for all of our coverage of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi world premiere. If you can get a snowspeeder to Atlanta, so much the better!