• John Boyega has three major films coming this year, including "Breaking," which will hit theaters later this month
  • Boyega said he has no plans to join the MCU because it's hard to surpass Robert Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man"
  • The "Star Wars" star is interested in people who can flip things after being in dark places, like what Downey Jr. did

John Boyega addressed the rumors he was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and talked about his three upcoming major movie projects.

Boyega, 30, got candid about his career, health, and more in his interview with Men's Health. The "Star Wars" star also denied the rumors that he secretly joined MCU.

"That's not in the vision for me now," he told the magazine. "I want to do nuanced things. . . . I want to donate my services to original indie films that come with new, fresh ideas, because I know it's [really] hard to top 'Iron Man' in that universe."

Although he is not into MCU, it seemed he was a big fan of "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. He found guidance from RDJ, who also struggled with several challenges before making it big in the industry.

"I am very interested in people who go to dark spaces and are able to flip that," he said before sharing the advice he received from the "Avengers" star.

"They're not going to know what to do with you when you come into the industry; they're going to be like, 'Oh, let's just make him well-spoken and nice.' That's kind of the filter. You're going to go through some turbulence. You're going to try to find who you are within this," Downey told him. "It might be rocky, but you'll come out the end with a solid identity. That's literally what happened to me."

As for his projects, he wanted a unique plot like his upcoming film "They Cloned Tyrone," which is due later this year. According to him, it has a "unique and strange story that blew me away."

Boyega didn't want to give too much away but hinted that the film was about a pimp or prostitute uncovering a mystery in the neighborhood. Jamie Foxx is among his co-stars, and they had fun on the set.

"We were filming all over Atlanta, so you can imagine the energy. We in the strip clubs, we in the streets," he shared. "It was a joy."

Boyega also stars alongside Viola Davis in the historical thriller "The Woman King," due on Sept. 16. He plays King Ghezo, a conflicted ruler in the late 19th century in West Africa. He took the project because it allowed him to "speak in my father's accent, in my native tongue." Also, he admitted that his character in the film is something that he has never portrayed before.

His third major project is "Breaking," where he stars as a diminished man abandoned by his country. The film is a true story of a marine veteran who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His condition led him to stage a botched bank robbery.

"Breaking" hits theaters on Aug. 26.

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Nigerian-British actor John Boyega arrives at the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Leicester Square, London, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. Reuters/Paul Hackett